Gators’ Grier leaves his mark at quarterback

by Gary Shelton on September 27, 2015 · 0 comments

in College Sports in Florida, general, University of Florida

Saturday, 9:08 p.m.

Will Grier, Mr. Fourth down, became a quarterback Saturday.

Oh, he had played at the position before Saturday. But then he was filled with potential and promise on afternoons where he wasn't quite enough. But against the Tennessee Vols, Grier stood up in a 28-27 victory.

Grier had only a slight edge at the Gators' quarterback position before backup Treon Harris allegedly tested positive for drug use and was suspended, leaving the entire show in Grier's hands. And Grier responded by directing a comeback victory over the University of Tennessee in a game where he picked up five fourth-down situations, the last one a 63-yarder to freshman Joshua Callaway.

For the game, Grier hit 23 of 42 for 283 yards and two scores. He also played like a player that his teammates looked to in their comeback.

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