Jonathan Grimes

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Jonathan Grimes
No. 41 Houston Texans
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-12-21) December 21, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Palmyra, New Jersey
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Haddonfield (NJ) Paul VI
College: William & Mary
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Rushing yards: 232
Rushing Average: 3.7
Rushing Touchdowns: 1
Receptions: 14
Receiving yards: 169
Receiving TDs: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Jonathan Grimes (born December 21, 1989) is an American football running back who currently plays for Houston Texans. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at William & Mary.

College career[edit]

Grimes played running back at the College of William & Mary from 2008-2011. He started all four years and became the school's leader in rushing attempts (936), rushing yards (4,541), kickoff returns (2,289 yards) and all purpose yards (7,955). Those totals were good enough to rank him third all time in the Colonial Athletic Association for all purpose yards and sixth all time in rushing yards.

During his senior season (2011) Grimes led the nation in all-purpose yards per game (228.18). He won a number of awards that year including Associated Press All-American (First Team), College Sporting News All-American (First Team), Sports Network All-American (Second Team) and finished fourth in the final voting for the Walter Payton Award. [1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Grimes showed excellent athleticism at his 2012 Pro Day. He ran a 4.53 second 40-yard dash which would have put him in the top ten among RB at the NFL Combine that year. He also had a 10'05” broad jump and a 38” vertical jump, both of which would have been good enough for second place at the Combine for his position.[2]

Houston Texans[edit]

Grimes was not selected in the 2012 NFL draft. However he was considered a high-priority free agent and 10 NFL teams offered him a contract right after the draft.[3] Grimes signed with the Houston Texans on April 29, 2012 as an undrafted free agent.[4]

In his preseason debut against the Carolina Panthers, Grimes scored a 3-yard touchdown, Houston's lone touchdown of the game, and finished with 37 yards on nine carries.[5] Grimes was limited in Houston's second game against the San Francisco 49ers carrying the ball twice for 22 yards.[6]

Grimes again saw limited action the following week against the New Orleans Saints as he carried the ball four times for 22 yards with the starters playing the majority of the game.[7] In the Texan's final preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings, Grimes carried the ball thirteen times for 49 yards.[8] Grimes was waived on August 31[9] and signed to the practice squad the following day.[10]

New York Jets[edit]

Grimes was signed by the New York Jets from the Texans' practice squad on September 25, 2012.[11] Grimes was activated for his professional debut against the Texans on October 8, 2012[12] however, he did not see any playing time.[13] Grimes was waived on October 30, 2012. He had two carries for six yards over three games.[14]

Second Stint with the Texans[edit]

Grimes was re-signed to the Texans' active roster on November 1, 2012 after Ben Tate suffered a hamstring injury.[15] Grimes was waived on December 20, 2012 after primarily playing on special teams.[16]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Grimes was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 21, 2012.[17] He was released on August 30, 2013.

Third Stint with the Texans[edit]

Grimes was re-signed to the Texans' active roster on December 18, 2013 after Ben Tate was placed on IR for broken ribs.In week 17 of the 2013 NFL season against the Tennessee Titans, Grimes started his 1st game rushing 16 times for 50 yards and he had 6 receptions for 76 yards[18]

Personal life[edit]

Grimes is an avid singer and piano player. He started playing piano at age 7 at his father's insistence.[19] He has two older siblings, a sister and a brother.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tribeathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205073453
  2. ^ http://dynastyleaguefootball.com/2014/08/13/who-is-jonathan-grimes/
  3. ^ http://dynastyleaguefootball.com/2014/08/13/who-is-jonathan-grimes/
  4. ^ McClain, John (29 April 2012). "Texans’ list of undrafted free agents". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  5. ^ McClain, John (11 August 2012). "Texans find room for improvement in win over Panthers". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "San Francisco 49ers vs. Houston Texans - Box Score - August 18, 2012". ESPN. 18 August 2012. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints - Box Score - August 25, 2012". ESPN. 25 August 2012. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans - Box Score - August 30, 2012". ESPN. 30 August 2012. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Rieken, Kristie (31 August 2012). "Holliday makes Texans squad, Keenum cut". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  10. ^ McClain, John (1 September 2012). "Case Keenum clears waivers; signed to practice squad". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  11. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (25 September 2012). "RB Grimes Signed from HOU Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 26 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  12. ^ Orr, Conor (8 October 2012). "Jets will play Texans without Dustin Keller, Stephen Hill or Sione Po'uha". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Houston Texans vs. New York Jets - Box Score - October 8, 2012". ESPN. 8 October 2012. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  14. ^ Orr, Conor (30 October 2012). "Jets waive RB Jonathan Grimes and DT Daniel Muir". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  15. ^ Robertson, Dale (1 November 2012). "Jonathan Grimes back in fold, expected to contribute". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  16. ^ Scurfield, Nick (20 December 2012). "Texans release RB Jonathan Grimes". Houston Texans. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  17. ^ Jaguars Public Relations (21 December 2012). "Jaguars awarded new running back". Jacksonville Jaguars. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  18. ^ "Texans' Keenum out this week; Tate to IR". Fox News. 18 December 2013. Archived from the original on 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  19. ^ Ganguli, Tania (9 August 2012). "Grimes a pianist, singer, Texans RB all rolled into one". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  20. ^ Hollingsworth, James (1 August 2012). "10 Things You Didn’t Know About Texans Rookie RB Jonathan Grimes". CBS Houston. Archived from the original on 7 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 

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