Former UAlbany basketball star switching to football
ALBANY, N.Y. — After the completion of his senior year on the basketball team, Greig Stire has decided to stay at the University at Albany as a graduate student and join the football team. The 6'7 255 lb. former star center is taking a path that is less traveled and showcasing his skills on the gridiron.
Stire hasn't played a down of football since his sophomore year at C.B.A, but he believes that his size and footwork gives him a leg up on the competition.
"I thought it was a unique opportunity," said Stire. "Not a lot of people get this chance. I didn't want to pass up on it and I thought I'd come out here and give it a shot."
Right now he's taking snaps with the third team, but his new head coach believes that Stire has a chance to make an impact.
"He has really strong receiver skill and I think that's a start point for us," said UAlbany head football coach Greg Gattuso. "He's done well. He's learning. He's smart and he's a great kid."
Stire averaged eight points and eight rebounds per game this past season on the hardwood. We will find out how his court presence translates to the football field.