10/15/2020 3:08 PM
JACKSONVILLE – The 2019 National Arena League Champion Jacksonville Sharks have announced today the signing of wide receiver Vinny Gregory. Gregory joins the Jacksonville Sharks for his rookie year of arena football and first year with the Sharks.
Vinny Gregory (5’8, 170) Gregory began his college career at Erie Community College where he played for two seasons. As a receiver for ECC, he had 39 catches for 419 yards and scored three touchdowns. His best season with the Kats came in 2016 where he started every game, leading the team in receptions (32) and receiving yards (344). Gregory served as a top receiver helping the Kats to a perfect 6-0 road record and 7-3 overall record.
In 2017, Gregory transferred to Edinboro University, a Division II school in Edinboro, PA where he played in six games at the receiver and on special teams before transferring to Buffalo State in 2018. As a Bengal, Gregory played in 10 games snagging 12 receptions for 136 yards and one touchdown. Following his college career, Vinny got a workout with the Buffalo Bills during the NFL rookie minicamp in 2019 and was invited to the XFL Tampa Combine where he competed for an XFL roster spot in 2020.
Vinny Gregory hails from Amherst, NY, and attended Amherst High School where he was a star running back strong safety, and kick returner. Gregory played in 25 games during his high school career amassing 112 carries for 942 yards and seven touchdowns while also catching six passes for 108 yards and one touchdown. On defense, Gregory racked up 62 total tackles, four tackles for a loss, four sacks, and three pass breakups.
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