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Star College QB Might Not Play In His Team's Bowl Game

Will Grier diving into the end zone

LAWRENCE, KS - SEPTEMBER 23: Quarterback Will Grier #7 of the West Virginia Mountaineers dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the Kansas Jayhawks in the fourth quarter at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

West Virginia fell a little bit short of its preseason goals, as the Mountaineers failed to reach the Big 12 Championship Game, but a decent bowl game is likely still coming.

WVU's star quarterback, Will Grier, might not be playing in that bowl game, though.

Grier told reporters that he was still processing the loss to Oklahoma and that he hadn't decided if he was going to play in his team's bowl game.

From the Gazette Mail:

Grier, however, wasn’t ready to commit either way when asked if he planned to play in the Mountaineers’ bowl game.

“I have not [decided],” Grier said. “I have no thoughts. I was planning on playing next weekend. I’m kind of taking it in. This is my last game here in Morgantown, and I wish we would have came out on top, but I left it all out there for the fans.”

College football stars have skipped bowl games in recent years, not wanting to risk injury with a future in the NFL, so it wouldn't be surprising if Grier does the same.

Grier, a senior, is a top NFL Draft quarterback prospect.

West Virginia will learn what bowl it's heading to on Sunday.