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Grimes and Gottlieb Agree to Terms with NFL Teams
Updated: Monday 04/29/2012 (ET)
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Williamsburg, Va. (April 29, 2012) - William and Mary running back Jonathan Grimes and tight end Alex Gottlieb have agreed to terms with NFL teams. Grimes will join the Houston Texans, while Gottlieb will head to the Detroit Lions.

The most decorated player in Colonial Athletic Association history, Grimes finished his collegiate career with 11 all-conference honors and owns W&M's all-time records for rushing yards (4,541), all-purpose yards (7,955) and kickoff return yards (2,289). Additionally, he ranks third on the CAA's career all-purpose yards list and sixth on the league's career rushing yards list.

As a senior, Grimes earned All-America honors from four organizations and finished fourth in the final voting for the Walter Payton Award, which honors the nation's top FCS player. En route to garnering the accolades, Grimes led the nation with 228.2 all-purpose yards per game and ranked sixth in the country with 130.1 rushing yards per game. The Palmyra, N.J., native also set single-season school records with 2,510 all-purpose yards, 1,431 rushing yards and 817 kickoff return yards. Grimes rushed for more than 130 yards in six of eight conference games in 2011 - highlighted by three consecutive 200+ yard games to close out the fall.

A two-time All-America selection, Gottlieb finished his collegiate career with 75 receptions for 905 yards with five touchdowns. Additionally, the two-time first-team all-conference honoree averaged 12.1 yards per reception during his four years at the College.

As a senior, Gottlieb ranked second on the team with 33 receptions for 424 yards with a touchdown, while his average of 12.8 yards per catch ranked just outside the league's top 10. He was especially productive in conference action, as he totaled 26 receptions for 332 yards and recorded multiple catches against all eight league opponents.

Grimes and Gottlieb will join a group of five other Tribe players who were on NFL rosters last season: David Caldwell (Colts), Derek Cox (Jaguars), Mike Leach (Cardinals), Sean Lissemore (Cowboys), and Adrian Tracy (Giants).  

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