Former Florida quarterback Will Grier will be eligible to play beginning with West Virginia's 2017 season-opener, Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen announced Tuesday. Grier was given a one-year suspension by the NCAA in October 2015, when he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. He transferred from Florida to West Virginia after the season, but it was initially unclear if he would have to miss an additional half-season beyond his transfer year. But now Grier has been given the green light to play the entire season for the Mountaineers, who open Sept. 3 against Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Grier passed for 202 yards in West Virginia's spring game April 15, sharing time with sophomore Chris Chugunov. Grier completed 65.8 percent of his passes for 1,207 yards and 10 touchdowns with three interceptions in six games as a redshirt freshman at Florida in 2015, leading the Gators to a 6-0 record. Florida lost to LSU the week after Grier was suspended, and ended the year with three consecutive losses to Florida State, Alabama in the SEC championship game and Michigan in the Citrus Bowl.
Former Florida QB Will Grier eligible for West Virginia season-opener
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