Wylie fans may remember Trey Kleffner from his days as a Bulldog running back or for his feats on the track, including a trip to the state track meet in multiple events.
But these days, Trey is playing rugby for Texas State University in San Marcos.
Trey signed to play football with Abilene Christian University after his graduation from Wylie in 2015. He played for ACU for two years and caught the eye of the ACU rugby coach.
“After football my sophomore season, the rugby coach at ACU asked me to come play for him during the off-season of football,” Trey said. “So I did, and I did well.”
He exceled so much that the ACU coach sent his rugby film to Texas State, which has a reputation as one of the best teams in the state. They offered Trey a starting spot, and he transferred.
His goals for this coming year are to get a 4.0 GPA and hopefully win a conference championship in rugby.
Juggling rugby and school does not leave Trey with much free time.
“The free time I do get is either working or studying,” he said. “But time management is how I do it.”
Trey hopes to one day open a Sports Complex with a physical therapy practice on the side. He isn’t sure if rugby will be in his plans after college.
“I don’t know if I’ll continue playing just because there are only a few cities in Texas with professional teams,” he said. “So that limits where I can move.” – Story by Liz Reagan.