Will Grier is a talented American athlete revered for his football skills. He is best known as the quarterback football player for the Gators and West Virginia Mountaineer, Florida. Grier’s college football stats brought him under the radar of big franchises of the NFL with scouts clamouring to woo the young talent their way. Prior to the April 2019 NFL Draft, he was predicted to be a first-round pick.
Will Grier Biography
The young chap was born on the 3rd of April 1995 in Frankfort, Indiana. He lived in Davidson, North Carolina, with his parents and later attended a private high school, called Davidson Day school. Grier’s football career picked up in his high school, he made his initial breakout by erasing the previously existing record of 764 yards by throwing a national record of 837 yards. Will Grier had 4,989 passing yards with a nation-leading and held the North Carolina record of 77 touchdowns. His talent and passion for the leather game earned him the Parade All American player and he was named Mr Football USA.
The football star throughout his high school football racked up a total of 14,565 passing yards, 2,955 rushing yards, 195 touchdown passes, and 31 rushing touchdowns. His exploits in football made the Rival.com rate him as a four-star recruit and he also ranked as the second-best dual-threat quarterback in his class.
The North Carolina native was indeed a hot talented bunch, such that some colleges were rushing to have him signed on with their varsity football teams. Some of the schools that offered him football scholarships in order to secure his services are the Auburn, Arkansas, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, and Wake Forest. Out of the lot, he picked the University of Florida where he dedicated his time playing football as a quarterback for a season only before transferring to West Virginia University.
Will Grier put up a superlative football display in his college, in his first year as a football player with the Gators, he went up against Gator teammate Treon Harris, becoming the redshirted freshman starting quarterback for the team. After one season playing for the Gators, he recorded 10 touchdowns, 160 passes for 1202 passing yards while rushing 36 for 116 rush yards with two touchdowns all in 6 games played.
He missed a year as a result of NCCA transfer rule to join the West Virginia University Football team, where he continued his amazing timely productions on the pitch. Although he was limited by his arm throw strength and distance of drive across the pitch tight windows, Will Grier still went ahead to make great statistics. He ended his two seasons with a total of 945 passes for 8556 passing yards and 81 touchdowns while he rushed 147 for 328 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns while intercepting 23 plays.
With his large scale of production in the varsity, it was not surprising when he was picked as the Big 12 Offensive Player, Big 12 Offensive Newcomer, and the second team All-Big 12. He was later nominated for various awards such as the Davey O’Brien, Maxwell, Walter Camp, and Senior Class Award among others.
Will Grier was among the players invited in the 2018 Camping World Bowl championship, however, he ditched it in order to effectively prepare for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Meet His Family – Brothers and Parents
Will Grier is the first child son to Chad Grier and Elizabeth Floyd; he has siblings with whom he was raised, they are two brothers Hamilton Nash, Benjamin Hayes and a sister named Skylynn Elizabeth Floyd. His dad Chad is a high school football coach while his mother Elizabeth dishes health, cooking, and Yoga tips on her Instagram handle as well as managing the social media accounts of her younger kids. Despite the fact that Grier’s dad remarried a woman named Nila, the entire family still maintain a close relationship.
Interestingly, the baller is not the only celebrity there is in the family, his younger brothers and sister are all internet celebrities. His brothers started gaining fame on the net with the defunct video app called Vine before it folded up and now they are ruling the world of Instagram with their valuable video contents.
Nash boasts of over 9.9 followers on Instagram while his Twitter is reading over 6.9 million. Hayes, on the other hand, has accumulated more than 5. 5 million and 3.9 million followings on both of his Instagram and Twitter handles. Their sister whose social media account was set up when she was only three years of age has also joined the club with her tangible number of internet followers of over one million.
Will Grier’s Wife
The varsity football award winner is happily married to his college darling Jeanne O’Neil Grier, whom he met while at the University. Jeanne was a college cheerleader for the American professional Football franchise, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They dated for two years before walking down the aisle. The couple had their first child, a daughter named Eloise Marie Grier in 2016 shortly after their wedding.
A few college athletes can boast of already minting big from sports and Will Grier is fortunate to be one of them. Thanks to sponsorship deals, he has racked up a net worth of $3 million, a figure that will surely rise in a few years’ time.
His Height and Weight
Will Grier has an athletic build that over the years improved tremendously and stands at a good football height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91m) while his weight is said to be about 98 kg (217 lb)
Social Media Interactions
Among his brothers, Will Grier is the least internet famous with barely a million followers on Instagram.