Since Trey Daughtry was five years old, he has always played three sports. Twelve years later, Daughtry will be a rising senior at Hobbton High School and still playing those three sports — football, basketball and baseball — for the Wildcats.
“My dad always pushed me to play three sports,” Daughtry said during an interview this week.
Even though the triple-sport athlete said he doesn’t want to continue his athletic career in college, Daughtry noted his intent to attend N.C. State University and major in turf management.
At Hobbton, he is a member of the Drama Club, Future Farmers of America, the Beta Club, and the Academic All-Star club. “My parents told me school comes first, and if I don’t have the grades then I can’t play sports,” the Wildcat stressed.
“If I want to get in a good school, then I have to have good grades,” he attested.
The three-sport senior athlete plays wide receiver on the football field, small forward on the basketball court, and left field on the baseball field.
“As a senior this year, I am going to keep everybody in a line and be better than I have been; I am going to leave it all on the field,” expressed Daughtry. In football, the receiver wants to win all the conference games and hopefully make it to the state championship. “We are going to focus on one game at a time, and if we lose one, then we aren’t going to get down; we have to look towards the next one.”
Daughtry also likes his chances on the baseball field this year. “We have a strong team coming back; hopefully some freshmen and sophomores will step up and we will do good in conference and go far in the playoffs.”
On the basketball court, Daughtry said they have a small team, but just like baseball, if some underclassmen step up, he thinks they will have a good season.
His role models, he said, were his parents. “They have always pushed me to strive to be the best I can be,” he said.
The Hobbton Wildcat said his dad inspires him to play sports. “Ever since I was little, I always wore a jersey when my dad was coaching my sister in T-Ball, even though I wasn’t part of the team; since then I have always played three sports.”
Daughtry said he would like to thank all his coaches; family and friends; and his parents, Bill and Debbie Daughtry, for always pushing him and taking him to practice when he was young. He also stressed his thanks to God for blessing him with abilities both on and off the field.
When asked what keeps him playing three sports, Daughtry declared, “I figured that I have played them all my life, why quit now; it has helped me all my life and I have loved playing all the sports.”