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A true Tiger: Goliad's No. 1 Fan

By Carolina Astrain
Sept. 7, 2012 at 4:07 a.m.

Trey Wimberly is a 1990 Goliad High School graduate and fifth generation resident of Goliad. Wimberly, has been announcing the football varsity games for the last seven seasons. Wimberly says, "I bleed tiger blue. Now my boys are tigers, so we're living and breathing Tiger football now."

His blue eyes lit up at the mention of a Tiger football game.

Trey Wimberly played offensive and defensive lineman from 1986 to 1990 as a Goliad High School Tiger.

This year, Tiger fans will hear Wimberly's voice over the speakers as he gives play-by-play from the stadium's press box.

In addition to his volunteer sports announcer gig, Wimberly also is a member of the Goliad school board.

"I took over seven years ago," Wimberly said. "I still get goosebumps when I hear the 'Tiger Rag.'"

After graduating from A&M University with a degree in animal science, the former Tiger started looking for a job back home.

"I bleed Tiger Blue," Wimberly said. "My mother's side settled in the north end of this county in the 1860s."

Wimberly's father, W.A. Wimberly, was a Tiger running back and his mother, Julie Wimberly, was a Tiger cheerleader.

The fifth generation Goliad resident has big plans for his sons Mac, Weston and Walker - who he hopes follow his lead.

"I try to stay pretty involved," Wimberly said. "I enjoy the heck out of it."

Favorite Cheer: Tiger Rag

Alma Mater: Goliad High School

Age: 40

Hometown: Goliad

Occupation: Branch officer, American Bank



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