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Best known as the quarterback for the West Virginia Mountaineers, Will Grier has managed to achieve much in such a short time and thanks to his exceptional skills, he is now renamed ‘Mr. Football USA’.
Playing for the West Virginia Mountaineers, the American footballer came into the limelight after making a solid second half against Virginia Tech and since then, he has become insanely successful in the field.
Will Grier: Bio
The player who was born on April 3, 1995, to Chad Grier and Elizabeth Floyd who lived in Davidson, North Carolina, started his football career in his high school years at Davidson Day School located in Davidson, North Carolina. At that time, Will made his first break when he broke the old record of 764 yards after throwing for a national record 837 yards in a game. He also had 4,989 passing yards with a nation-leading and North Carolina record 77 touchdowns. As a proof of his skills, he was ranked the second-best dual-threat quarterback in his class and 46th player overall by Rivals.com. Thus, he was named the Parade Magazine Player of the Year and Mr. Football USA.
2014 and 2015 marked the beginning of Will’s professional career. After competing with Treon Harris to be Jeff Driskel’s backup as a freshman and Redshirt freshman, Will made a great impact in the Florida Gators’s 38-10 win against the Tennessee Volunteers. The team became victorious after Will ensured the victory, going 23 of 43 for 283 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Much as he made his team proud, his best game was against Ole Miss Rebels where he made 24-of-29 for 271 yards and four passing touchdowns and became famous as the first Gator quarterback to hit four touchdowns in the first half since 2005 when Chris Leak accomplished the feat. Will decided to move from Florida Gators to West Virginia University in 2016. This was a year after he was suspended by the NCAA for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The young player’s net worth currently stands at $3 million with annual earnings of around $352,941. He, however, earns about $78,431 from endorsements and sponsorships.
Will Grier’s Family, Brothers
Will is the oldest of four children born to his parents. His siblings include – his two brothers Hamilton Nash Grier and Benjamin Hayes Grier, and a sister Skylynn Elizabeth Floyd. Nash is a social media celebrity and internet personality best known for his videos from 2013. He is also known for using the hashtag #Notaracist on his YouTube channel where he has over 12 million followers and more than 4.7 million subscribers. He was in fact on the list of the 30 most influential people on the internet according to the 2015 Time Magazine. His first website is meant for his followers to buy his merchandise, including an Aéropostale clothing line called “UnitedXXVI,” designed by his brothers and Dallas while his second Vine account known as “Nash Grier 2”, is where he posts a lesser number of his videos. The channel currently has over 2.4 million followers, his Twitter and Instagram account also has more than 4.8 million and over 9.1 million followers, respectively.
As for Will’s youngest brother Hayes Grier, he is also an Internet personality best known for posting videos on Vine. He was born on June 8, 2000, and joined his brother Nash as a member of the Magcon Boys in 2013, but his rise to fame came after he appeared in Dancing with the Stars where he impressed the audience with his unique dance steps. Aside from being a YouTube personality and a dancer, Hayes is also a good writer. He released his first novel “Hollywood Days with Hayes” in 2016 and it made good sales in the market. Hayes has over 5.5 million followers on Instagram and over 3.58 followers on Twitter.
Will’s father used to play as outstanding quarterback for the East Carolina Pirates but as of now, he is a football coach while his mother works as Nash’s manager.
His Wife (Jeanne O’Neil Grier)
Will Grier got married to Jeanne O’Neil Grier in the year 2016. Jeanne was a student at Florida and a Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader. Will was formally dating Taylor Walker before meeting Jeanne and sharing romantic moments with her. The couple’s marriage came after it was rumoured that Jeanne was pregnant. A short while after their marriage in 2016, they welcomed their first child, a girl whom they named Eloise Marie Grier.
Other facts you need to know about Will Grier
- Will’s height is 6 feet 2 inches and he weighs 98kg. He also has dark hair and dark brown eyes.
- As a proof of his skills in American football, Will has only lost one game all through his career. He made a 31-24 defeat in West Virginia’s season opener to Virginia Tech.
- Will is active on the social media, like his brothers. The American Quarterback player has over 2000 followers on the Facebook, 226k followers on the Twitter and 628k followers on the Instagram.
- In 2014, while he was on Spring Break, Will donated his boot to a homeless man.