2018 Heisman Watch List: Will Grier

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Will Grier, West Virginia QB

Arguably the best statistical QB returning from last season, West Virginia’s Will Grier looks to finally complete a full season of college football and reap the rewards that should follow.

In the 10 full games Grier played in 2017, (Grier broke his finger in a game 11 against Texas), the Florida transfer averaged 344 passing yards and 3.4 TD’s per game.  For reference, Oklahoma QB and Heisman winner Baker Mayfield averaged 330.5 passing yards and 3.07 TD’s per game in 2017.  Mayfield received more attention nationally because his team was in the thick of the national playoff picture and Mayfield turned the ball over less frequent than Grier, six interceptions to 12 for Grier.

Grier is also blessed with arguably the best receiving core in the country.  Sr. David Sills (980 yards and 18 TD’s) and Sr. Gary Jennings (97 catches for 1,096 yards) will look to torch Big-12 defenses once again.  If Grier can continue his strong play and West Virginia can compete on a national level, not just beating the bottom half of their conference, then the Mountaineers and Will Grier should see postseason honors.

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