WVU QB Will Grier Has a Far More Famous Brother… You’ve Never Heard of!

WVU Mountaineers, photo courtesy of John Duffy
WVU Mountaineers, photo courtesy of John Duffy

Yes, that title is correct… even if it does end in a preposition!

West Virginia University quarterback Will Grier of the Lake Norman area of North Carolina has long been a household name in college football circles.

Greir, the son of a football coach, began his college career at the University of Florida in 2015 and then transferred to West Virginia University to serve as the Mountaineers’ starting quarterback in the 2017 season.

Yes, he had a few bumps in the road along the way, but that’s all in the past and many onlookers believe Grier – who is seemingly a very likeable young man – may have quite a promising future ahead in the NFL; however, it is Will’s younger brother Nash who actually has a far larger fanbase and was even compared by the mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland, to the Beatles.

This is because while Nash Grier was in Iceland, a single tweet about his whereabouts brought 5,000 girls to a shopping center in search of him.

Nash, who is three years younger than brother Will, is 19-years-old and began his journey to worldwide fame by creating videos on the popular social media network Vine. From there, he amassed a huge following on additional social media channels including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.

Today, he has over 3.5 million Facebook fans, 7 million Twitter followers and 4.7 million YouTube subscribers — to put it simply, when he speaks, people listen… a lot of people, albeit mostly teenage young girls!

He’s appeared on Good Morning America and The View multiple times and has been named one of TIME Magazine’s 30 Most Influential People on the Internet in 2015 & 2016. He was also named one of TIME Magazine’s most influential teens.

Nash has even appeared at the White House Correspondents dinner, a guest of Arianna Huffington, after being named and featured in HuffPost as the most popular kid in the world.

Today, Nash enjoys a book deal with Simon & Schuster, a signed contract with NEXT Model Management Paris for both domestic and foreign campaigns, and a deal with Awesomeness TV to promote his massive YouTube channel following. He has launched the “Nash Grier” app, which skyrocketed to 6.3 million views within the first week of launching, took over 78% of total traffic across all apps on the day of the launch, and trended #1 above Star Wars.

Nash and Will’s younger brother, Hayes, however, was the celebrity contestant on the 21st season of Dancing With The Stars, partnering with Emma Slater. He was the youngest male contestant to have ever been on the show.

Hayes was eliminated on week seven, finishing the competition in 8th place.

If you’re a middle-aged WVU football fan, you may know the name Will Grier and have no clue who his younger brothers are; however, between the three brothers, Will has the least amount of following is probably the least known name.

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  1. Be nice, in an artice about a famous person most of us have never heard of, to include a photo of him. Just sayin’….

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