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Will Grier | Quarterback

Team: Florida Gators
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200

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Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier's year-long suspension was upheld after appeal, and the earliest he can return is October 15.
Because of the cause of the suspension (testing positive for a performance enhancing drug) the duration is a full year. That means Grier will miss multiple games next season. Treon Harris is the current favorite to start in those contests, but that is so far away that it is too early to say. Nov 21 - 9:16 AM

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Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier's attorney announced he is waiting to hear word from the NCAA on his suspension appeal.

"We have worked diligently on the investigation and appeal and we, along with all of the Gator Nation, look forward to Will’s return to eligibility as soon as possible," Orlando attorney Clay Townsend wrote. "When the NCAA’s decision is rendered, we will issue a statement. I have no further comment at this time as to the conference, its substance, procedures or attendees. Will is a great athlete, a good person and a significant contributor to the Gators winning the SEC East. Will and his family are grateful for everyone’s support." The quarterback was suspended for a calendar year after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug.
Nov 17 - 4:38 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier is appealing his year-long suspension.

The quarterback was suspended for testing positive for a performance enhancing drug. Grier's attorney will work with Florida to appeal the suspension handed down by the NCAA. As of now, the suspension is set for an entire year, not season, so Grier might not be eligible to play until week six or seven next season.
Source: Gator Bytes
Oct 19 - 12:57 PM

Losing redshirt freshman QB Will Grier is a blow to Florida's offense.

ESPN's Brad Edwards makes the argument in a lengthy statistical breakdown available at the link below. The Gators have improved from 88th in ESPN's offensive efficiency metric in 2014 to 37th this year, largely due to Grier, who is suspended for the year after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Last year, Jeff Driskel and Treon Harris ranked 17th and 15th, respectively, in SEC Total QBR out of 17 qualifiers.
Oct 13 - 3:30 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier has been suspended for the remainder of the 2015 season, according to Mike Huguenin of Gridiron Now.

The report has been confirmed by both Bruce Feldman and Brett McMurphy, with Feldman adding the suspension for an NCAA violation is for at least the entire season. McMurphy adds the suspension is for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Just when things looked good for Florida, this news drops on Monday. Grier won the job outright from Treon Harris and has helped the Gators to a 6-0 record while throwing 10 touchdowns compared to 3 interceptions.
Oct 12 - 1:34 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier completed 24-of-29 passes for 271 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 38-10 drubbing of No. 3 Ole Miss.

With the win, Grier and the Gators moved to 5-0 under new HC Jim McElwain. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound redshirt freshman threw all four of his touchdown passes in the first half as he helped Florida build a 25-0 lead before the teams hit their respective locker rooms. The performance is made all the more impressive by the fact that Grier's been battling the flu of late and wasn't even certain to start the game. Through five games, he's thrown for 996 yards with a 10/3 TD/INT ratio.
Oct 4 - 1:36 AM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier will start versus Ole Miss despite coming down with an illness this week.

Grier came down with the flu on Thursday or Friday, leading to a "questionable" label for this game. Obvious Florida is facing their top competition of the season, and a healthy Grier is their best chance of offensive success.
Oct 3 - 6:57 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier's status is uncertain versus Ole Miss due to an illness.

Grier is the school's starting quarterback and Florida is facing its biggest competition of the season, so the timing could not be worse. Treon Harris, who started the opener, would likely start in Grier's absence. This game is a 7:00 ET kickoff.
Oct 2 - 5:08 PM

Florida HC Jim McElwain announced Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier will start Saturday’s game against Ole Miss.

It will be Grier’s fourth consecutive start. "I just know this. We’ve got two guys," McElwain said. "We’ve got one that played pretty good in some situations last week that deserves to go this week, but he knows that he’s got a lot to learn and a long ways to go as far as understanding how to play the position." Treon Harris, who started the opener, was suspended for the game against Tennessee but has been reinstated. Grier is 46-of-81 (56.8 percent) for 559 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions in his three starts.
Source: Gator Bytes
Oct 1 - 8:20 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier tossed a 63-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Callaway with 1:45 remaining in the fourth quarter to lead the Gators to a 28-27 win over Tennessee on Saturday.

Wild, wild game. Florida looked dead in the water in the fourth quarter, but they sprung to life with a five-yard touchdown pass from Grier to Brandon Powell with 4:24 remaining to pull Florida to within 27-21. When Grier next got the ball back, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound redshirt freshman found Antonio Calloway on a short out with just under two minutes remaining. Calloway eluded three Tennessee defenders, got a key block and raced 63 yards into the end zone to propel the Gators to a 3-0 start under new HC Jim McElwain. Overall, Grier completed 23-of-42 passes for 283 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Sep 26 - 7:47 PM

Florida redshirt freshman Will Grier will start at QB against Kentucky on Saturday.

Across two games, Grier is 26-for-35 for 317 yards, a 4/1 TD/INT ratio and a fumble. Gators sophomore Treon Harris, meanwhile, has completed 19-of-27 for 269 yards and two scores. Coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday he'll ride the hot hand throughout the season. "If a guy's hitting it and distributing it and has a good stroke, then we'll go with it," he said.
Sep 17 - 5:36 PM

Florida redshirt freshman Will Grier will start at QB against ECU.

Don't get your hopes up just yet, fantasy players, as Treon Harris will absolutely see playing time. Harris started the season opener and both passers played well. It is likely not worth targeting the position until Jim McElwain chooses one quarterback, but once he does expect huge numbers.
Sep 10 - 3:44 PM

Florida will use two QBs against ECU, just like in the season opener versus New Mexico State.

"We’re going to basically do the same thing," head coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday. "Which guy is going to trot out there first, we’re going to visit after tonight’s practice, but it will be very similar." Treon Harris received the start against NM State and completed 14 of 19 attempts for 215 yards and two touchdowns. Will Grier then entered the game and 15 of 17 for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Basically, both played well and will continue to see time if that stays the same. Fantasy players hate hearing that.
Sep 10 - 12:19 PM

Florida HC Jim McElwain told reporters he is considering "flipping the script" and starting redshirt freshman QB Will Grier against ECU.

Grier was extremely efficient against New Mexico State, completing 15 of 17 attempts for 164 yards and two touchdowns, adding another 43 yards and a score on the ground. That is not to say Treon Harris, the starter, did not also play well. Florida beat ECU by eight in their bowl victory last season.
Sep 7 - 11:58 AM

After tremendous debuts by both of his quarterbacks, Florida coach Jim McElwain isn't prepared to announce a starter for the rest of the season.

Treon Harris took the first snap in the 61-13 shellacking of New Mexico State, while redshirt freshman QB Will Grier played almost half the snaps. They both lit up NMSU, going a combined 29-of-36 for 379 yards and four touchdowns. "I thought they both did a great job," McElwain said. "I thought they really did. We moved the ball with both of them. ... I thought the whole team responded well to both of them." In Grier's collegiate debut, he went 15-of-17 for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Expect to see both QBs for at least one more week. "We'll take a look at this and probably do something similar next week," McElwain said.
Sep 6 - 6:30 PM