Will Grier again named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week


Quarterback Will Grier has been as good as advertised for the WVU football team. In just two games, he has taken Mountaineer Nation by storm.

This season, Will Grier has been the most talked about West Virginia football player on the roster. That was the case this whole offseason, too, as Grier was gearing back up after nearly two full years away from the collegiate football field.

Those two years away, and it only took two games for Will Grier to show that he is the real deal. He was undefeated for his first six games at Florida and although he is off to a 1-1 start with the WVU football team, he is doing some amazing things.

After the loss to Virginia Tech and the recent win over East Carolina, Will Grier has 723 passing yards, eight touchdown passes and has completed 50 of 78 attempts. The numbers are astronomical at this point in the young season and it appears there are no signs of slowing down.

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For his efforts the past two weeks, Will Grier has been named the Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Week. He did enough in the loss against the ACC’s Virginia Tech Hokies to win over leaders in the Big 12. Grier had quite the encore performance against the Pirates, too.

Will Grier went 19 of 25 through the air for 353 yards, five touchdowns and a long pass of 75 yards. Grier impressed Mountaineer fans who may have been watching him in-person for the first time. He also garnered remarks from East Carolina’s coach who was in awe of his performance.

ECU head coach Scottie Montgomery told WVUsports.com that Will Grier made it really hard on his team to contain the Mountaineers last week.

"“I thought he played as well as any quarterback we’ve played against in a long time. You’ll have people say you have guys running wide open but you still need to hit those guys. He was hard for us to cover today.”"

He didn’t even play the whole game as backup Chris Chugunov came in for mop-up duty in the second half.

That will be the case again this week as the Mountaineers welcome FCS Delaware State to Morgantown. This will be the first meeting between the two schools. As Delaware State did not win a game last season, there should not be much of a threat to slow down Will Grier.

There may not be a threat against Grier all season. That’s in the Newcomer of the Week race. If no other players emerge from other teams, Grier may as well clean house on this honor all season.

What reward really matters is what comes at the end of the season. If Will Grier and the Mountaineers keep up their torrid pace on offense, a berth in the Big 12 title game may very well become a reality.

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Will Grier is already a darling in the eyes of the conference, in a few months, his teammates might be as well.