The Mountaineers may not have played a game last week, but quarterback Will Grier is well in the Heisman Trophy talk.
Although he may not walk away with the trophy due to the incredible seasons by Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray and Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, there’s still a shot Grier gets the invite to New York.
Grier finished the season completing 266/397 of his passes (67%) for 3,864 yards and 37 touchdowns to only 8 interceptions. He had the biggest Heisman moment out of all of the possible candidates in early November with his big touchdown pass to Gary Jennings vs Texas as time was running out. He also ran in the go ahead two point conversion, which ultimately won the game for the Mountaineers.
The last Mountaineer to be named a finalist was quarterback Major Harris in 1989. Harris finished 3rd in the voting that year.
Having a Heisman finalist would be a huge recruiting tool for Dana Holgorsen and his staff moving forward and would bring a lot of respect to the program.
Tonight, the Heisman Trophy candidates will be announced at 6:45 pm ET. Potential candidates are Kyler Murray (Oklahoma), Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama), Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State) and Will Grier (West Virginia).