2011 CAA Football Spring/Summer Feature
By Zach Burrus, CAA Communications
The football player and the music major. It's not often that these two worlds collide. It's even more rare when the football player is the music major. Welcome to the world of William and Mary senior running back Jonathan Grimes, who tickles the ivory equally as well as he runs the pigskin.
Grimes' father had always wanted him to play the piano and signed him up for lessons at the age of seven. Grimes acquiesced but also held a burning desire to play football. His father planned to hold him out from the local leagues for another year, but Grimes was persistent and promised his father he would remain as dedicated to the piano as he was the pigskin.