WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 5, 2012) - Former William and Mary standout running back Jonathan Grimes was recently honored as a recipient of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award.
The NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year program is in its 33rd year and recognizes student-athletes' dedication to strength training and conditioning. Grimes was selected for the honor by William and Mary speed, strength and conditioning coach John Sauer, CSCS,*D.
"Jonathan is the most decorated player in the history of William and Mary football," Sauer said. "Despite all of the accolades, he has never failed to give 100 percent in any aspect of our strength and conditioning program. His energy and enthusiasm for training and competing carries over to those around him. It has been an absolute pleasure working with this young man."
One of the greatest players in Colonial Athletic Association history, Grimes finished his career with a league-record 11 all-conference accolades. Additionally, the Palmyra, N.J., 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). Additionally, he ranks third on the CAA's career all-purpose yards list and sixth on the league's career rushing yards list.
Former Tribe football standouts who have earned the NSCA honor include Derek Cox ('09) of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sean Lissemore ('10) of the Dallas Cowboys and Adrian Tracy ('10) of the New York Giants.