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Star College Quarterback To Skip Bowl, Focus On NFL Draft

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the best quarterbacks in college football has decided to skip his team’s bowl game in order to get ready for the NFL Draft. West Virginia quarterback Will Grier, who turned in one of the most impressive seasons this year, is headed to the NFL and doesn’t want to risk injury.The Mountaineers star addressed his decision.“Since arriving in Morgantown, Jeanne and I have been welcomed into the Mountaineer Family and we, along with Eloise, have been so blessed by the support and love of so many. I hope that, in return, you know that I have given my all and worked hard each and every day to help our football program and University.“While we did not win every time we took the field, and I shoulder that responsibility, I can assure you that we tried. After discussions with Jeanne and my family, and after receiving professional input, I have decided not to participate in our upcoming bowl game and focus on preparing myself and my family for what I hope is the next step in our journey. I want to thank Coach Holgorsen, Coach Spavital and all of our coaches for believing in me and, most importantly, to my teammates, who are now lifelong friends who taught me the true meaning of TEAM.“It has been an honor to wear the WVU uniform, and I sincerely thank all of Mountaineer Nation for allowing my family and I to be a part of something so special. Country roads, take me home…”Grier finished the season with 3,864 yards and 37 touchdowns – plus another three on the ground. He figures to be one of the first quarterbacks off the board in the 2019 NFL draft.It’s an interesting decision from Grier, though this seems to be the new normal.[WVU Sports]last_img read more