West Virginia quarterback Will Grier will be back in Morgantown, W.Va., for one more year, and he’ll face an SEC foe right off the bat.
Grier announced in a statement on Thursday that he will return for his senior season in 2018.
“West Virginia is my home, and I couldn’t be more excited about the future here.”
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— WVU Football (@WVUfootball) December 14, 2017
“After much prayer and consultation with family and coaches, I have decided to return to West Virginia for my senior season,” Grier said in the statement. “There is still a great deal that I want this team to accomplish and I look forward to helping lead to success in 2018. …West Virginia is my home and I couldn’t be more excited about the future here.”
Grier landed at West Virginia after being suspended for one year for performance-enhancing drug use at Florida. Grier’s first game of his senior season with the Mountaineers will be in Charlotte, N.C. against none other than former SEC East rival Tennessee.
Volunteers fans have bad memories of Grier after he did this against them in 2015 while playing for the Gators.
Grier played in his first season with the Mountaineers in 2017. He sustained an injury to a finger on his right hand against Texas on Nov. 18 to end his regular season and underwent successful surgery.
Grier threw for 3,490 passing yards and 34 touchdowns during the regular season.
West Virginia will meet Utah in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Dec. 26 (1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). No announcement has been made as to whether Grier will play.