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West Virginia QB Will Grier to return for senior season

| Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Texas defensive back Brandon Jones tackles West Virginia quarterback Will Grier short of the goal line Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. Grier injured his hand during the play.
Texas defensive back Brandon Jones tackles West Virginia quarterback Will Grier short of the goal line Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. Grier injured his hand during the play.

West Virginia junior quarterback Will Grier announced Thursday he will come back for his senior season.

“After much prayer and consultation with my family and coaches, I have decided to return to WVU for my senior season,” Grier said in a statement. “There is still a great deal that I want this team to accomplish, and I look forward to helping lead us to success in 2018. I am completely focused and looking forward to building off the success we had this year and want to do even greater things next year. West Virginia is my home, and I couldn't be more excited about the future here.”

Grier started 11 games this fall and was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year after throwing for 3,490 yards and 34 touchdowns. He missed the regular-season finale with a hand injury, and the team has not announced whether he'll play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Dec. 26 against Utah.

“Will's decision to return next year certainly makes it a great day for West Virginia football,” WVU coach Dana Holgorsen said in a statement. “He is a great leader for our program, and I know our fans enjoy watching his talents on the football field. His teammates and the coaching staff are certainly looking forward to his return, and this is positive news for all involved.”

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