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With 12 days left until the Virginia Tech Hokies face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, we turn our attention to #12 on roster Mr. Trey Gresh. When you’re the top walk-on QB on the depth chart, life is pretty good. You get to dress for all 14 games, you get to travel with the team, you normally get some playing time as the holder on field goals, and you get to wear a cool looking headset. But, Gresh went beyond those daily tasks and actually made a meaningful play last year when he tackled a Marshall player short of the goal line on a blocked extra point. That tackled kept Marshall from stealing all momentum from the Hokies and perhaps winning that game.
Weight: 213 lbs
High School: Blacksburg High School
How Did He Get Here?
Gresh was a four year starter at Blacksburg High School and finished his career as the number two all-time passer in the Timesland region. While you can knock his size at the collegiate level, you can’t knock his production in high school. Gresh ended his career with 4,996 career passing yards, 1,193 career rushing yards, 44 career TD passes, and 19 career rushing touchdowns. The Blacksburg star walked on at Virginia Tech after selecting them over a walk-on opportunity at William and Mary.
2011 Season Rewind
Other than that miraculous two-point save against Marshall, Gresh didn’t receive any real playing time. He did finish this past spring 21-43 with four touchdown passes.
With Logan Thomas and Mark Leal back, Gresh will once again return to his role of placeholder and sideline signal guy (I don’t know the official title for those guys). Still, Gresh will travel with the team and will serve as Virginia Tech’s emergency quarterback.
Honestly, I don’t have a whole lot to add here just because there’s not much Gresh is going to do this fall. He’ll get some reps in practice to stay fresh and in-sync with some of the younger guys on offense. But, he’ll likely only see playing time on special teams.
Completely Made Up Fact
During his semester off before enrolling in January of 2010, Grey spent the entire fall following the former hit band “Creed” around the country.
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