Will Grier honored with two Big 12 awards

LAWRENCE, KS - SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback Will Grier
LAWRENCE, KS - SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback Will Grier /

Will Grier continues to dazzle each time he steps on the field for the WVU football team.

The Mountaineers recognize it because he has led the team to four victories on the year, including a thrilling come from behind win against Texas Tech. The Big 12 Conference knows it, too, because Will Grier is becoming a poster boy for great accomplishments this season.

Following the 46-35 win against Texas Tech at Milan Puskar Stadium, Will Grier was honored with the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week and Offensive Player of the Week awards.

Against the Red Raiders, Grier had 352 passing yards by completing 32 of 41 passes. Grier also had five touchdown passes. He perseverance and stoic leadership helped spur the comeback which ended up being one of the biggest in school history.

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This was the third time Will Grier won Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, according to WVUSports.com. This happened to be his first Offensive Player of the Week honor, though. Even though he has showed he has the most polished skills in the conference, he was finally recognized for it after the Mountaineers’ sixth game of the season.

Will Grier can actually make an argument that he is one of the best offensive players in the country because of his 21 touchdown passes on the season. That is a mark that is good enough for the top spot in the Big 12 and in all of Division I FBS football.

Grier’s impact for the Mountaineers this season has been incredible. His play has gotten the program back to where it was when Dana Holgorsen first took over and made national headlines with Geno Smith slinging the ball across the field. Grier is a better all-around player than Smith was, however Grier won’t break Smith’s WVU passing record.

Will Grier is good enough to enter the NFL Draft as soon as this year is completed. He has every right to forgo his senior season to test the waters of the professional ranks. If the money is there, he needs to take it. But it’s no secret that the WVU football team will benefit by having him around another year. There is still a lot of time left in this season, so it’s only right to enjoy every game that Will Grier steps onto the field as a Mountaineer.

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A few more big games for Grier, and wins by West Virginia, will mean more awards are on the way for this special quarterback.