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Former WVU QB Will Grier Drafted By Carolina Panthers

Will Grier celebrating a touchdown throw.

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 01: Will Grier #7 of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts after throwing a touchdown pass against the Tennessee Volunteers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Former West Virginia quarterback Will Grier had to wait nearly four rounds to hear his name called in the NFL draft, but his time finally came.

On Friday night, the Carolina Panthers made Grier the No. 100 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Carolina hasn't drafted a quarterback since taking Cam Newton with the No. 1 overall pick, but that all changed on Friday night.

With Grier when he received the call from the Panthers was his wife, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader Jeanne Marie Grier.

Grier was one of the most-prolific college football quarterbacks this season.

Although West Virginia's offense is known for its ability to compile yards, it needs a quality quarterback to make the system run.

Grier was the engine that drove the Mountaineers' success over the past few years.

After dominating at the collegiate ranks, Grier will head to Carolina to back up Cam Newton.

The Panthers star underwent shoulder surgery during the offseason and will now have a capable backup in Will Grier.

Could Newton's injury be more severe than the Panthers are letting on? We'll have to wait and see when the Panthers take the field in 2019.

Stay tuned for more from the NFL draft this weekend.