Hometown: Granger, IN
High School: Penn
Kyle Brey has an amazing sports pedigree. While he has never been the headliner in the Buffalo Offense his blood lines, and his future dreams will probably keep him in football. His father a basketball coach at Notre Dame. His grandfather was a high school athletic director. And his grandmother a swim coach at George Washington.
Brey was a multisport athlete at Penn High School in Granger Indiana. Brey was All-State in football but also lettered in Basketball and Track.
During his career at UB Brey was used as a relief tight end.
But what the numbers don't show is *when* Kyle Brey made those catches and what i meant to UB. Against Temple in 2008 Brey made three receptions. One converted a tird down, sadly the drive you die. The second was a strike from Willy to get UB down to the 25 yard line on a drive that would put the Bulls up 7-6. The final reception took UB down to the ten yard line late in the third, UB would throw a pick a few plays later.
That second reception was part of the reason that Drew Willy was in a position to make the pass to Roosevelt, it was one of the unappreciated components to the 2008 championship season. One that Brey holds onto like most of the departing seniors.
One thing that UB has been missing, compared to schools who did not take 30 years off of division one football, is a pool of NCAA coaches who have connections to the University. Brey, against the better advice of his father, is going to pursue a career molding and mentoring athletes.
"Between watching my father coach, watching coach Quinn coach, watching coach Gill coach, all of that is valuable experience. Nothing negative can come from that because it's a different perspective. All of it's a different perspective to sports, to football to everything, the way you look at life.
With any luck the end of this year is not the last time we see Brey on the sidelines of a UB game.