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Will Grier | Quarterback

Team: West Virginia Mountaineers
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200

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West Virginia redshirt junior QB Will Grier completed 26-of-37 passes for 375 yards and five scores in a 38-36 victory over Baylor on Saturday.
Grier (6'2/215) dominated the Baylor defense on Saturday, which is no surprise considering how good he is, and how the Bears are not. He found wideout David Sills V for three of his scores, with Marcus Simms and Ka'Raun White hauling in the other two touchdown passes. West Virginia and their Heisman-contending quarterback will have a marquee offensive matchup next week against Oklahoma State. Oct 22 - 12:15 AM

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West Virginia redshirt junior QB Will Grier is completing 69 percent of his passes along with seven touchdowns when blitzed this season.

Yeah, that's pretty good. Grier and David Sills combine for one of the best quarterback to receiver tandems in the country. Grier showed promise when starting at Florida, but his subsequent suspension and transfer forced him to sit out a season. Now he looks better than ever. This isn't the first time that has happened to a former Florida quarterback.
Oct 21 - 10:49 AM

West Virginia redshirt junior QB Will Grier completed 32-of-41 passes for 352 yards, five touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 46-35 win over Texas Tech.

With nothing doing in the running game, West Virginia needed two-and-a-half quarters to figure out how to move the ball against Texas Tech. Once they did, Grier and crew rolled, ending the game on a 29-0 run. Grier (6'2/215) is enjoying an incredible start to his Mountaineers career. He's thrown for over 300 yards in all six games, thrown at least two touchdowns in all six games, and thrown three or more in five. Grier is proving to be one of the nation's elite quarterbacks.
Oct 14 - 3:58 PM

West Virginia redshirt junior QB Will Grier has the highest big-time throw percentage of the top 13 draft-eligible quarterbacks according to Pro Football Focus.

According to PPF, Grier (6'2/215) has made a big-time throw -- the highest graded throws possible -- on 8.9 percent of his passes. Grier also ranks near the top in overall grades with a score of 90.9. To say that he's proven worth the hype after having to sit out 2016 is an understatement. Look for him to improve these numbers against Texas Tech on Saturday.
Oct 13 - 12:30 AM

West Virginia redshirt junior QB Will Grier completed 25-of-45 passes for 366 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 31-24 loss to TCU.

Grier is a stat machine, but West Virginia's offense on the whole was somewhat hot-and-cold on Saturday -- especially in the first half. The Mountaineers managed just a field goal through the first two quarters before finally sparking to life after halftime. For the season, Grier has now passed for 1,740 yards with a 16/4 TD/INT ratio across five games played.
Oct 7 - 8:17 PM

West Virginia redshirt junior QB Will Grier was named the quarterback of Pro Football Focus's team of the week for his performance against Kansas.

Grier (6'2/215) passed for 347 yards and two scores against the Jayhawks, and also ran for 51 yards. PFF awarded him a score of 91.5 for his efforts. The former Florida Gator signal-caller has look every bit the part of an upper-echelon quarterback in his first four games with the Mountaineers.
Sep 27 - 2:31 PM

West Virginia redshirt junior QB Will Grier completed 25-of-39 passes for 347 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a 56-34 victory over Kansas on Saturday.

It took Grier a little while to settle in this afternoon, but once he did, he took advantage of a weak Kansas secondary. It's been a successful transition for the Florida transfer. Through four games at his new school, he's logged a 13/3 TD/INT ratio on around 65-percent completions while exceeding 300 yards passing in each contest.
Sep 23 - 4:00 PM

West Virginia redshirt junior QB Will Grier completed 19 of 27 attempts for 304 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the school's 59-16 win over Delaware State on Saturday.

This was an easy one for the Mountaineers against a now 0-3 Delaware State team. Grier completed passes that went for 28 yards, 48 yards and 62 yards in the game. His backup even got into the game and threw a touchdown. WVU faces Kansas next.
Sep 16 - 3:47 PM

West Virginia redshirt junior QB Will Grier completed 19-of-25 passes for 352 yards and five touchdowns in a 56-20 victory over East Carolina on Saturday.

Grier threw for four of those touchdowns in the first half in leading West Virginia to a 49-3 lead. He already looks like a grizzled Mountaineer veteran, finding seven different receivers in only his second start for WVU. Grier has averaged 361.5 passing yards per game with an 8/1 TD/INT rate over the first two games.
Sep 9 - 4:52 PM

West Virginia redshirt junior QB Will Grier completed 31-of-53 passes for 371 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 31-24 loss to Virginia Tech.

This was Grier's first game since October, 2015, as he was suspended for the back half of that campaign with Florida due to a positive PED test. He then transferred to the Mountaineers and sat out the past campaign to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations. Despite the long, long layoff, early returns -- in a relatively inefficient performance -- are that he's a nice fit with HC Dana Holgorsen's Air Raid. He'll put up numbers this year. West Virginia will host ECU next weekend in what should be a considerably easier affair than Sunday night's battle with the Hokies.
Sep 4 - 12:39 AM

The NCAA cleared West Virginia redshirt junior QB Will Grier for immediate eligibility in 2017.

Though expected, this news is a big win for the Mountaineers, who open the 2017 season versus Virginia Tech in Landover, Maryland. Grier's case was unique. While at Florida, he was suspended for one year in October 2015 after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Grier transferred to WVU in December 2015. Initially, it appeared as though Grier's suspension would pick up again after he fulfilled the NCAA's transfer-year requirements, forcing him to miss the first six games of the 2017 season. WVU's appeal asked the NCAA to run off the remainder of the suspension during the transfer year, which would grant Grier eligibility at the start of the 2017 season. Grier, who threw for 1,202 yards (65.6% completions) with a 10/3 TD/INT ratio across six games played at Florida in 2015, has two years of eligibility remaining.
Jun 20 - 1:46 PM

West Virginia HC Dana Holgorsen called redshirt junior QB Will Grier "as good as advertised."

"I like the kid's demeanor. He has complete control of the huddle...He has a really good idea of what we want to do offensively. His accuracy is outstanding," Holgorsen said. 6-foot-2, 200-pound Florida transfer Grier played well in the team's spring game, completing 12-of-18 passes for 202 yards. Prior to being suspended for a positive PED test at Florida during the 2015 season, Grier had thrown for 1,202 yards (65.6% completions) with a 10/3 TD/INT ratio across six games played. The NCAA still needs to approve him as being eligible to play in Week 1 of the coming campaign, but there has been no rumbling as of yet that this approval will not be forthcoming.
May 5 - 7:42 PM

West Virginia HC Dana Holgorsen believes redshirt sophomore QB Will Grier (suspension) will be eligible to play the opener of the 2017 season.

"Will Grier enrolled for classes here at WVU on May 16. With the timing of his transfer, and the requirements that he has to finish from the NCAA, I cannot officially confirm his eligibility until the summer of 2017," Holgorsen said in a release. "However, I fully anticipate him being eligible for the opening game of the 2017 season." Holgorsen isn't alone in his optimism. The Charleston Gazette-Mail's Mike Casazza reported on Friday that Grier would indeed be deemed eligible for the beginning of the 2017 season. Grier's year-long PED suspension ends on October 15. But because he transferred to West Virginia in the spring, there had been a question as to whether the NCAA would wait until October 15 to begin his one-year transfer penalty. Grier will have two seasons of eligibility left beginning in 2017.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, May 20, 2016 07:44:00 PM

The Charleston Gazette-Mail's Mike Casazza reports that West Virginia redshirt freshman QB Will Grier (suspension) will be eligible to play in week one of the 2017 season.

Grier was hit with a year-long suspension by the NCAA after he tested positive for PED's in early October. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder subsequently transferred to West Virginia in March. That comes with its own year-long sit-out period. Apparently, the NCAA is willing to wrap the PED suspension and transfer sit-out into one tidy package, making Grier eligible to play in the 2017 season-opener against Virginia Tech on September 2. Had this not been the case, Grier wouldn't have been eligible to play until the seventh game of the 2017 campaign.
Fri, May 20, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Florida redshirt freshman QB Will Grier transferred to West Virginia last month.

Because Grier's year-long NCAA-imposed PED suspension does not end until October 15, the question becomes if he'll be eligible to play immediately at the start of the 2017 season, or if he'll have to wait until mid-October. Grier will file an appeal to shorten the suspension. Whenever his eligibility clock resumes in 2017, he'll be a redshirt junior. Grier had the Gators off to a scorching 6-0 start before his suspension was handed down in the fall.
Source: SEC Country
Fri, May 6, 2016 02:07:00 PM