WVU quarterback Will Grier will not play in bowl game, eyes NFL draft

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West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

West Virginia University quarterback Will Grier has played his last game for the Mountaineers. 

Grier announced Saturday that he will sit out of the Camping World bowl game against Syracuse on Dec. 28, CBS Sports report. 

Grier also wrote a brief message to his WVU fans.

Dear Mountaineer Family:

“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…”

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Grier ends the season with 3,864 passing yards on 37 touchdowns and only eight interceptions.

Grier is projected to go in the first or second round of the NFL Draft. The Draft will be held in Nashville, Tenn. April 25-27.

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