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#34 Jonathan Grimes
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 201
Year: Senior
Hometown: Palmyra, N.J.
High School: Paul VI
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Jonathan Grimes Bio
Courtesy: TribeAthletics.com
Release: 08/12/2000

Video Highlights
Career Stats

2009 Season Photos
2008 Season Photos

Career Highlights

  • W&M's all-time leading rusher (4,541 yards)
  • W&M's all-time leader in all-purpose yards (7,955)
  • W&M's all-time leader in kickoff return yards (2,289)
  • W&M's all-time leader in rushing attempts (936)
  • Ranks third on the Colonial Athletic Association's career all-purpose yards list
  • Ranks sixth on the Colonial Athletic Association's career rushing yards list
  • Most decorated player in Colonial Athletic Association history with 11 all-conference honors
  • Led the nation in all-purpose yards per game as a senior (228.18 yards per game)

Senior Season

  • Associated Press All-American (First Team)
  • College Sporting News All-American (First Team)
  • Sports Network All-American (Second Team)
  • Phil Steel All-American (Second Team)
  • Walter Payton Award Watch List (finished fourth in final voting)
  • Dudley Award Finalist (Runner up) - this is given to the top D-I player in Virginia
  • Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Year
  • All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team (Running Back)
  • All-Colonial Athletic Association Third Team (Kick Returner)
  • The Sports Network National Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 17)
  • Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 17)
  • Sports Network Preseason All-American (First Team)
  • Phil Steele Preseason All-American (First Team)
  • College Sporting News Preseason All-American (First Team)
  • Athlon Preseason All-American (First Team)
  • Lindy's Preseason All-American (Second Team)
  • CFPA Preseason Watch List
  • Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Co-Offensive Player of the Year
  • Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association
  • Phil Steele Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association

Junior Season

  • Walter Payton Award Watch List
  • Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Year
  • All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team (Running Back)
  • All-Colonial Athletic Association Second Team (Kick Returner)
  • W&M Quarterback Club Offensive Player of the Year
  • College Sporting News Preseason All-American
  • Sports Network Preseason All-American
  • Phil Steele Preseason All-American

Sophomore Season

  • All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team (Running Back)
  • All-Colonial Athletic Association Third Team (Kick Returner)
  • VaSID All-State (First Team)
  • College Sporting news Preseason All-American
  • Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association
  • Phil Steele Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association

Freshman Season

  • College Sporting News Honorable Mention National Rookie of the Year
  • Sports Network Honorable Mention All-American (Kick Returner)
  • Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year
  • All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team (Kick Returner)
  • All-Colonial Athletic Association Second Team (Running Back)

Quotes on Grimes

"One thing that's never changed about him has been his work ethic. He works hard every snap, whether we're out there in shorts, or whether we're in pads, or whether we're playing in the fourth quarter of a game. It's the same thing. He strives to improve, strives to do better and plays hard, practices hard and prepares hard and does everything the way you'd want him to do."
William and Mary Head Coach Jimmye Laycock

"To do what he's doing when you know defenses are keying on him, it's unbelievable,. His ability and his grit to basically say, I don't care who's there; I'm going to make this work. That speaks a lot to his character, as well. It doesn't matter what they throw in front of me, I'm doing to do what I need to do to get it done. It comes down to a matter of wills, and he's going to will himself to get it done, no matter what."
Former William and Mary Running Backs Coach Brendan Nugent

"The biggest thing with Jonathan is he's as good at the end as he is at the beginning of the game."
Villanova Head Coach Andy Talley

 

SENIOR YEAR (2011)
Finished his career as W&M's all-time leader in rushing yards (4,541), all-purpose yards (7,955), kickoff return yards (2,289) and rushing attempts (936) ... Ranks third on the CAA's career all-purpose yards list and sixth on the league's career rushing yards list ... First-team All-America selection by the Associated Press and the College Sporting News ... Second-team All-America honoree by The Sports Network/Fathead.com and Phil Steele ... Honored as the CAA Special Teams Player of the Year and earned first-team all-conference distinction as a running back and third-team accolades as a kick returner ... With the three awards, he increased his career total of all league honors to 11 and is now the most-decorated player in CAA history ... Finished as the runner-up for the Dudley Award, which is given to the state's top Division I football player ... Chosen as the Touchdown Club of Richmond's Division I Special Teams Player of the year ... Finished fourth in voting for the Payton Award ... Finished the regular season leading the country with 228.2 all-purpose yards per game ... Led the CAA and ranked sixth nationally with 130.1 rushing yards per game ... Set single-season school records with 2,510 all-purpose yards, 1,431 rushing yards and 817 kickoff return yards ... Rushed for more than 130 yards in six of eight conference games - highlighted by three consecutive 200+ yard games to close out the season ... 

JUNIOR YEAR (2010)
One of the nation's top running backs, he was selected to the Walter Payton Award Watch List ... Honored as the CAA Special Teams Player of the Year ... Garnered first-team all-league accolades as a running back and second-team distinction on special teams ... Led the CAA and ranked 24th nationally with 135.0 all-purpose yards per game ... Ranked fourth in the conference with 73.9 rushing yards per game ... Finished the year with 887 rushing yards on 207 carries (4.3 ypc) with eight touchdowns ... Hauled in 28 catches for 260 yards ... Averaged 24.9 yards per kickoff return ... Finished his junior year as W&M's all-time leader with 5,445 all-purpose yards, a figure that ranks ninth all-time in the CAA ... Also ranks among the College's career top-10 lists in rushing yards (3,110 - third), rushing touchdowns (24 - fifth), rushing attempts (648 - second) and kickoff return yards (1,472 - third) ... Recorded three 100-yard rushing efforts in 2010, increasing his career total to 10 ... Totaled a season-high 230 all-purpose yards with 124 rushing yards and a touchdown in the win against Old Dominion ... Rushed for 83 yards with three touchdowns in the triumph versus Villanova ... Tallied 111 yards with a score in the victory at New Hampshire ... Piled up 100 yards on just 14 carries in the NCAA Playoff game against Georgia Southern ... Logged 194 yards of total offense in the win versus Delaware en route to being selected as the CAA Offensive Player of the Week ... Found the end zone three times in the triumph against VMI ... Rushed for 73 yards and registered four catches for a season-high 86 yards in the victory against Richmond ... Selected as the W&M QB Club Offensive Player of the Year ... A preseason All-America selection by the College Sporting News, The Sports Network and Phil Steele ... 

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2009)
Selected to the All-CAA First Team as a running back while garnering third-team all-league honors as a kick returner ... Garnered first-team VaSId All-State honors ... Became the fastest player in school history to rush for 1,000 career yards, reaching the milestone in just 13 games (coming in the Week 2 win against Central Connecticut State) ... Led the conference with 1,294 rushing yards, a figure that ranks third on W&M's single-season list ... Impressive total ranked eighth nationally ... Ranked 18th in the country with 92.4 rushing yards per game ... Ranked second in the league and 13th nationally with 145.9 all-purpose yards per game ... Rushed for nine touchdowns ... Hauled in 46 catches for 289 yards with a score ... Rushed for more than 130 yards four times ... Honored as the CAA Offensive Co-Player of the Week after rushing for 158 yards with a touchdown in the win against James Madison ... Broke off a season-long 61-yard run against the Dukes ... Rushed for 133 yards with a career-high three touchdowns in the NCAA quarterfinal win at No. 1 Southern Illinois ... Totaled 139 rushing yards to go with four catches for 66 yards the previous week in the opening-round playoff win against Weber State ... Registered 136 rushing yards and five receptions for 21 yards in the victory against New Hampshire ... Tallied 98 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns in the triumph versus Delaware ... Also found the end zone twice in the win at Northeastern, totaling 91 yards rushing (including a 55-yard touchdown scamper) to go with five catches ... Rushed for 95 yards and hauled in seven grabs for 51 yards in the regular-season game at Villanova ... Piled up 91 yards on the ground with a score in the triumph against Towson ... Chosen as a College Sporting News Preseason All-American ... Tabbed to the Preseason All-CAA Team ... Also garnered preseason all-conference distinction by Phil Steele ...

FRESHMAN YEAR (2008)
Selected as a College Sporting News Honorable Mention National Rookie of the Year ... Chosen as an honorable mention all-America kick returner by The Sports Network ... Tabbed as the CAA Offensive Rookie of the Year and the ECAC Rookie of the Year ... Fourth Tribe player to earn conference Rookie of the Year honors ... Earned first-team all-conference distinction as a kick returner and second-team all-league accolades as a running back ... Led the CAA and ranked 12th nationally with 162 all-purpose yards per game, a school record and leading the nation among freshmen ... Established a W&M freshman rushing record with 929 yards on 164 carries ... Ranked fourth in the CAA with 84.5 yards rushing per game, a figure that ranked third nationally among all freshmen ... Scored seven rushing touchdowns ... Also hauled in a pair of touchdown receptions to go with 39 catches for 314 yards receiving ... Led the conference with 24.5 yards per kickoff return ... Honored as The Sports Network Special Teams Player of the Week as well as the CAA Rookie of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week following the Villanova game in which he piled up 324 all-purpose yards, coming just one yard shy of equaling the school record ... Totaled 161 return yards, six catches for 105 yards receiving and 58 rushing yards versus the Wildcats ... Highlighting the effort was a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown ... Totaled 282 all-purpose yards, the fourth most in school history, the following weekend in the win at New Hampshire ... Racked up 144 rushing yards with a score, caught eight passes for 47 yards and recorded 91 return yards versus UNH ... Selected as the CAA Rookie of the Week after piling up 130 yards rushing on 16 carries in the win against Northeastern ... Tabbed as the CAA Rookie of the Week after rushing for 97 yards on just five carries with a pair of touchdowns against VMI ... Posted 111 yards rushing with a touchdown in the win versus Rhode Island ... Registered 96 yard rushing with a score in the victory at Towson ... Also had five catches for 23 yards versus the Tigers ... Tallied 92 yards rushing with a touchdown in the victory at Delaware ... Rushed for 71 yards on nine carries with a touchdown in the win against Norfolk State ... Also hauled in a 20-yard touchdown reception versus the Spartans ... Had a 16-yard touchdown grab at James Madison ...

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterman at tailback and defensive back at Paul VI for Head Coach John Doughtery ... Named to All-State squad as a running back and was also honored as the All-South Jersey Running Back of the Year ... First-Team All-Patriot Conference and All-Parochial League running back ... Ran for a single-season school record 1,925 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior ... Named to the All-South Jersey squad by the Philadelphia Inquirer ... Brooks Irvine Scholar-Athlete ... Maxwell Club Mini-Max Scholar-Athlete awardee ... Three-year letterwinner as a forward in basketball ... Four-year letterwinner in track as a triple-jumper and high-hurdler ... Also an accomplished pianist ... Member of the National Honor Society ...

PERSONAL
Son of Nancy and Gregory Grimes ... Majoring in music ... Born on December 21, 1989 in Willingboro, N.J.

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