2011 Numerical Roster Countdown: No. 22 Tony Gregory

by JustinC on August 12, 2011 · 4 comments

Share This Post

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google Plus
  • Email

With 22 days left until Virginia Tech takes the field against Appalachian State, we turn our attention to number 22 on roster, Mr. Tony Gregory. As it stands today, Gregory is third on the depth chart at running back behind David Wilson and Josh Oglesby. Barring an injury, Gregory will likely be the mop up duty guy again this season before taking on a much larger role in 2012, especially if Wilson jumps to the NFL.

Virginia Tech Jersey Storevirginia tech jersey Virginia Tech Store

This store contains Virginia Tech Jerseys, including Virginia Tech football jerseys, Virginia Tech basketball jerseys, Virginia Tech womens jerseys, Virginia Tech youth jerseys, pre-school jerseys, and even pet jerseys!


Height: 6’0”
Weight: 187 lbs
Position: Running Back
Year: R-Sophomore
High School: First Colonial High School

How Did He Get Here

Gregory had a bit of an odd recruitment. Despite being a 5.7 three star on Rivals.com, Gregory held only one known offer from Virginia Tech out of high school. He did attend Fork Union Military Academy for a semester before enrolling in the spring of 2009.

2010 Season

An ACL injury cut Gregory’s 2010 season short but before that injury, Tony’s numbers weren’t bad. In 24 attempts, Gregory rushed for 104 yards last year. That’s good for 4.33 yards per carry. Not bad for a redshirt freshman.

2011 Prospectus

The Hokies have two talented running backs filling the top two spots on the depth chart but the coaches normally have a top three that they use throughout the year. Right now, the coaches are still searching for that third running back. Gregory has the upside and potential to win it but he needs to stay healthy throughout this fall camp. He also needs to show the coaches that he is 100-percent back from that ACL injury that he suffered last November.

With Dominique Patterson still in a walking boot, Gregory will likely be the final RB on the depth chart really by default. True freshman Michael Holmes and walk-on Daniel Dyer are the only other challengers at this point. So, unless something drastic happens, Gregory will likely be the 3rd running back this fall.

Career Highlight

Breaking off a 24 yard run against East Carolina.

Alsing Meat ClawsHokie Fans! Do You Use a Smoker or BBQ for Pork or Beef? Or Do Any Type of Grilling?

Check out this Must Have tool for Handling and Shredding Smoked Pork or Beef.

Alsing Meat Claws - These meat handler forks make shredding smoked pork or shoulder a breeze.

The folks at Alsing are offering Virginia Tech Fans the chance to get them on Amazon at a 30% discount with Promo Code 'MEATCLAW'

Their only ask in returns is that you leave an honest review on Amazon once you purchase and use them!

Career Lowlight

Being another VT running back to suffer an ACL injury. Those things are way too common now days. Thankfully, the amount of time to recover from them has shrunk from one full year down to between six and ten months.

Look A-Like

P. Diddy (aka Sean Combs)








Completely made up fact

Dr. MacGyver was a busy surgeon this past fall as he too was called in to repair Tony Gregory’s ACL. Needless to say, the surgery lasted all of 20 seconds and Gregory’s knee is held together by some shoe laces, a toothpick, and a “VT United” bracelet.

Related VirginiaTechFan.com Posts:

Follow us on our Social Media Sites


Enjoy this post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed and never miss another! Or sign up to get exclusive VirginiaTechFan.com Sports Analysis delivered straight to your inbox!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Leave a Comment