27 Facts About Will Grier

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William Grier was born on April 3,1995 and is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

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Will Grier played college football at Florida and West Virginia, and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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Will Grier was named the Parade All-American Player of the Year and Mr Football USA.

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4.

Will Grier was offered scholarships to play football at Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Wake Forest.

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5.

Will Grier committed to play quarterback at the University of Florida.

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6.

Will Grier competed with Treon Harris to be Jeff Driskel's backup as a freshman in 2014, ultimately redshirting the season.

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7.

Will Grier started the second game, against East Carolina, throwing for 151 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

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8.

Will Grier threw his four touchdowns in the first half; he was the first Gator quarterback since Chris Leak in 2005 to accomplish the feat.

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Will Grier received a one-year suspension, effective October 12,2015, after it was revealed that he had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

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10.

Will Grier said the positive test stems from the over-the-counter supplement Ligandrol, and that he was not aware it was banned, while admitting he never followed protocol to clear the supplement with team trainers.

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11.

Will Grier's appeal was rejected by the NCAA, and he would not be eligible to return until the sixth game of the regular season in 2016.

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12.

Will Grier was the presumed starter for West Virginia heading into the 2017 season, but there were questions surrounding his eligibility, since half of his year-long suspension was served in conjunction with his transfer waiting period.

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13.

Will Grier had surgery on the broken finger and missed the remainder of the season, finishing with 3,490 passing yards and 36 total touchdowns on the year.

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14.

On December 14,2017, Will Grier announced he would be returning for his senior season rather than entering the 2018 NFL Draft.

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15.

Will Grier was listed on preseason watch lists for several national awards, including the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, and Davey O'Brien Award.

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16.

Will Grier appeared in several preseason lists of potential Heisman Trophy candidates.

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17.

Will Grier finished the 2018 season with 3,864 passing yards, 37 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

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18.

Will Grier was named second-team All-Big 12 at the conclusion of the regular season.

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19.

Will Grier would be named the winner of the 2018 Senior CLASS Award for FBS football as the outstanding senior student-athlete in that grouping of schools.

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20.

Will Grier was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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21.

On December 16,2019, it was announced that Will Grier would be making his first career start in week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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22.

In Week 17 against the New Orleans Saints, Will Grier threw for four yards and a pick-six before exiting the game due to a foot injury in the second quarter.

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23.

Will Grier was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys on September 1,2021.

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24.

Will Grier's father is a football coach and was a former quarterback for the East Carolina Pirates.

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25.

Will Grier has two brothers, Nash and Hayes, a half-sister, Skylynn Elizabeth Floyd and a half-brother, John Henry "Hank" Grier.

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26.

Will Grier is married to Jeanne Marie O'Neil Will Grier and their first daughter was born on November 10,2016.

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27.

Will Grier gave birth to their second daughter on January 28,2020.

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