Jonathan Grimes

Texans running back Jonathan Grimes (41), who holds many William and Mary records, makes a move against Atlanta's Josh Wilson in the second quarter of their game in preseason Week 2. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

William and Mary record-setting running back Jonathan Grimes, 24, is in his third stint with the Houston Texans. He also has been with the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Primarily because of a numbers game, the undrafted 5-foot-10, 207-pounder hasn't been able to ensure an NFL spot for too long. But if statistics are any indication, this week's 32-7 win over Atlanta in preseason Week 2 certainly helped his cause.

He ran effectively, he caught passes and he even returned a tipped punt 17 yards for a touchdown.

Here's a look at how players with state connections performed in their most recent games.

Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics:.

Arizona Cardinals:
LS 82 Mike Leach (W&M): Reserve; did long snapping.
QB 6 Logan Thomas (Va. Tech, Brookville High): Did not play.
OLB 47 Adrian Tracy (W&M, Potomac Falls High): Reserve; penalized 5 yards (half the distance to goal line) for roughing the passer.
G 78 Earl Watford (James Madison): Started; no stats.

Atlanta Falcons:
RB 30 Josh Vaughan (U. of Richmond, Hermitage High): Reserve; 5 carries for 18 yards; targeted 3 times; 2 catches for 12 yards.

Baltimore Ravens:
DL 99 Chris Canty (U.Va.): Started; no stats.
DT 78 Derrick Hopkins (Va. Tech, Highland Springs High): Reserve; no stats.
OT 70 David Mims (Va. Union): Reserve; no stats.
OT 60 Eugene Monroe (U.Va.): Started; penalized 10 yards for illegal use of hands.
RB 34 Lorenzo Taliaferro (Coastal Carolina, Bruton High): Reserve; team highs of 16 carries for 59 yards, including 3-yard TD; targeted once; 1 catch for 10 yards; 1 tackle (on opening kickoff); 1 fumble (recovered by Ravens).
QB 2 Tyrod Taylor (Va. Tech, Hampton High): Reserve; 6-of-8 for 59 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 95.3 passer rating; 2 carries for 6 yards.
DE 96 Brent Urban (U.Va.): Out for season with torn ACL in knee.

Buffalo Bills:
QB 3 EJ Manuel (Florida State, Bayside High): Started; 17-of-27 for 148 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT, 62.0 passer rating; 1 carry for 5 yards; penalized 17 yards for intentional grounding.
WR 87 Chris Summers (Liberty U.): Reserve; targeted 3 times; 0 catches; 1 tackle (after Steelers interception).

Carolina Panthers:
None noted.

Chicago Bears:
T 74 Jermon Bushrod (Towson, King George High): Started; penalized 10 yards for illegal use of hands.
DT 98 Nate Collins (U.Va.): Reserve; no stats.
CB 23 Kyle Fuller (Va. Tech): Reserve; left game with ankle injury on opening kickoff.
RG 75 Kyle Long (Oregon, St. Anne's-Belfield): Started; no stats.
WR 19 Josh Morgan (Va. Tech): Reserve; targeted 3 times; 3 catches for 41 yards; penalized 15 yards for crackback block.
T 70 Michael Ola (Hampton U.): Started; penalized 10 yards for illegal use of hands.

Cincinnati Bengals:
HB 30 Cedric Peerman (U.Va., William Campbell High): Reserve; 7 carries for team-high 34 yards; targeted once; 1 catch for 4 yards; lost 1 fumble.
DT 73 LaKendrick Ross (Virginia U. of Lynchburg, Norcom High): Reserve; no stats.

Cleveland Browns:
WR 10 Tim Smith (U.Va., Oscar Smith High): Reserve; no stats.

Dallas Cowboys:
LB 52 Justin Durant (Hampton U.): Started; 1 tackle.
CB 20 B.W. Webb (W&M, Warwick High): Started; 2 punt returns for 4 yards; 1 kickoff return for 19 yards.
RB 34 Ryan Williams (Va. Tech, Stonewall Jackson High of Manassas): Reserve; 5 carries for 36 yards, including 3-yard TD; targeted twice; 2 catches for 13 yards.

Denver Broncos:
C 64 Will Montgomery (Va. Tech, Centreville High): Reserve; no stats.
OT 70 Vinston Painter (Va. Tech, Booker T. Washington High): Reserve; no stats.

Detroit Lions:
S 32 Don Carey (Norfolk State, Booker T. Washington High): Reserve; no stats.
S 46 Jerome Couplin (W&M): Reserve; 3 tackles (1 on punt).
WR 10 Corey Fuller (Va. Tech): Reserve; targeted twice; 1 catch for 15 yards.
WR 11 Kevin Ogletree (U.Va.): Started; targeted once; 1 catch for 16 yards.
DE/LB 52 Darryl Tapp (Va. Tech, Deep Creek High): Reserve; 2 tackles (1 on kickoff).

Green Bay Packers:
WR 11 Jarrett Boykin (Va. Tech): Started; targeted 4 times; 3 catches for 21 yards.

Houston Texans:
OT 76 Duane Brown (Va. Tech, Hermitage High): Did not play.
RB 41 Jonathan Grimes (W&M): Started; team highs of 9 carries for 42 yards; targeted 3 times; 3 catches for 25 yards; returned a deflected punt for 17-yard touchdown; 1 tackle (on kickoff).
LB 91 Lawrence Sidbury (U. of Richmond): Reserve; 3 tackles, including a sack for a 2-yard loss (also counts as tackle for loss and QB hit); penalized 5 yards for defensive holding.

Indianapolis Colts:
RB 44 Ahmad Bradshaw (Marshall, Graham High): Did not play.
CB 42 Marcus Burley (Delaware, Highland Springs High): Reserve; 2 tackles; defended 1 pass.
LB 59 Cam Johnson (U.Va.): Reserve; 1 QB hit.
CB 28 Greg Toler (St. Paul’s College): Started; defended 1 pass; penalized 5 yards for illegal contact.

Jacksonville Jaguars:
C 70 Luke Bowanko (U.Va.): Reserve; incurred leg injury and did not return.
DE 90 Andre Branch (Clemson, Varina High): Reserve; 3 tackles; penalized 5 yards for illegal use of hands.
WR 12 Mike Brown (Liberty U., Monticello High): Reserve; targeted 8 times; 3 catches for 49 yards.
OL 67 Austin Pasztor (U.Va.): Started at RT; broke bone in right hand; no timetable for return.
LB 56 LaRoy Reynolds (U.Va., Maury High): Reserve; 1 tackle; 1 QB hit; penalized 10 yards for holding on Jaguars' punt return.
OT 72 Josh Wells (James Madison, Hanover High): Reserve; penalized 5 yards for false start.

Kansas City Chiefs:
CB 44 Justin Rogers (U. of Richmond): Reserve; no stats.

Miami Dolphins:
LT 71 Branden Albert (U.Va.): Started; no stats.
DB 37 Kevin Fogg (Liberty U.): Reserve; 3 tackles; defended 1 pass; penalized 15 yards for face-mask infraction.

Minnesota Vikings:
CB 37 Derek Cox (W&M): Reserve; 1 tackle; penalized 33 yards for pass interference.
S 32 Antone Exum (Va. Tech, Deep Run High): Reserve; no stats.
DE 69 Jake Snyder (U.Va., Deep Run High): Did not play.
SS 25 Chris Crocker (Marshall, Deep Creek High): Started; 1 tackle.

New England Patriots:
LS 48 Danny Aiken (U.Va., Cave Spring High, Fork Union Military Academy): Reserve; did long snapping; 1 tackle (on punt).
LB 55 James Anderson (Va. Tech, Deep Creek High): Did not play.
LB 51 Jerod Mayo (U. of Tennessee, Kecoughtan High): Did not play.

New Orleans Saints:
K 3 Shayne Graham (Va. Tech, Pulaski High): Kicked 34-yard field goal and 1 PAT without a miss.

New York Giants:
RB 46 Kendall Gaskins (U. of Richmond, Woodberry Forest): Reserve; 4 carries for 6 yards; targeted 3 times; 1 catch for 3 yards.
CB 28 Jayron Hosley (Va. Tech): Did not play.
RB 23 Rashad Jennings (Liberty U.): Started; 7 carries for 17 yards.
DE 66 Justin Stanton (James Madison, Robinson Secondary): Reserve; 1 tackle; penalized 15 yards for roughing the passer.
S 30 Cooper Taylor (U. of Richmond): Reserve; 4 tackles; defended 1 pass.

New York Jets:
LT 75 Oday Aboushi (U.Va.): Started; no stats.
QB 3 Tajh Boyd (Clemson, Phoebus High): Reserve; 1-of-5 for 6 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 39.6 passer rating; 1 carry (kneeldown) for minus-1 yard.
CB 34 Ras-I Dowling (U.Va., Indian River High): Reserve; no stats.
DT 93 Kenrick Ellis (Hampton U.): Reserve; 1 QB hit.
LT 60 D’Brickashaw Ferguson (U.Va.): Started; no stats.
QB 1 Michael Vick (Va. Tech, Warwick and Ferguson High): Reserve; 5-of-9 for 70 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs, 117.8 passer rating; 2 carries for 16 yards.

Oakland Raiders:
8 QB Matt Schaub (U.Va.): Started; 8-of-13 for 87 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT, 49.2 passer rating.

Philadelphia Eagles:
CB 21 Roc Carmichael (Va. Tech): Reserve; 4 tackles; penalized 5 yards for illegal contact.
DB 33 Davon Morgan (Va. Tech, Varina High): Reserve; 1 tackle.

Pittsburgh Steelers:
TE 83 Heath Miller (U.Va., Honaker High): Started; targeted 3 times; 2 catches for 10 yards.
LB 55 Arthur Moats (James Madison, Churchland High): Reserve; 2 tackles (1 on punt).
DB 29 Shamarko Thomas (Syracuse, Ocean Lakes High): Reserve; 4 tackles; forced 1 fumble, leading to turnover.
LB 93 Jason Worilds (Va. Tech): Started; 1 tackle; pressured QB, leading to 17-yard penalty for intentional grounding on EJ Manuel.

San Diego Chargers:
T 67 Nick Becton (Va. Tech): Reserve; no stats.
LB 53 Kavell Conner (Clemson, Manchester High): Reserve; 3 tackles (1 on punt).
CB 26 Brandon Flowers (Va. Tech): Started; penalized 21 yards for pass interference.
WR 15 Dontrelle Inman (U.Va.): Reserve; targeted 3 times; 1 catch for 15 yards; made tackle on kickoff, but it was negated a teammate's offside penalty.
DL 98 Sean Lissemore (W&M): Started; injured right ankle in first quarter and did not return to game.
K 9 Nick Novak (Maryland, Albemarle High): Reserve; 2-for-2 on PATs; 68-yard kickoff.
TE 83 John Phillips (U.Va.): Reserve; targeted twice; 1 catch for 6 yards.
WR-KR 11 Eddie Royal (Westfield High, Va. Tech): Reserve; no stats.

San Francisco 49ers:
S 24 Antoine Bethea (Howard U., Denbigh High): Started; 3 tackles; suffered concussion early in second quarter and did not return.
LB 55 Ahmad Brooks (U.Va., C.D. Hylton High): Started; 1 tackle.
CB 22 Chris Cook (U.Va., Heritage High of Lynchburg): Did not play.

Seattle Seahawks:
SS 31 Kam Chancellor (Va. Tech, Maury High): Did not play.
WR 11 Percy Harvin (Florida, Landstown High): Started; targeted 5 times; 4 catches for 31 yards.
QB 3 Russell Wilson (Wisconsin, N.C. State, Collegiate School of Richmond): Started; 11-of-13 for 121 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 105.4 passer rating; sacked once for 5-yard loss; 4 carries for 31 yards, 2 TDs.

St. Louis Rams:
DT 71 Matt Conrath (U.Va.): Reserve; called for illegal use of hands (declined; Packers TD).
DL 98 Kendall Langford (Hampton U., Petersburg High): Started at DT; 2 tackles.
DE 91 Chris Long (U.Va., St. Anne’s-Belfield): Started; 1 tackle.
S 23 Rodney McLeod (U.Va.): Started; 2 tackles.
OT 68 D.J. Morrell (Old Dominion): Reserve; no stats.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
QB 8 Mike Glennon (N.C. State, Westfield High): Reserve; 6-of-12 for 77 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 70.5 rating; sacked twice for 13 yards in losses; 1 carry for minus-1 yard (kneel-down); lost 1 fumble.
CB 41 Keith Lewis (Virginia U. of Lynchburg): Reserve; no stats.
G 76 Andrew Miller (Va. Tech, Bassett High): Reserve; no stats.

Tennessee Titans:
DE 79 Marcus Dixon (Hampton U.): Reserve; no stats.
LB 41 James Gayle (Va. Tech, Bethel High): On reserve/injured list.
WR 15 Justin Hunter (Tennessee, Ocean Lakes High): Started; targeted 5 times; 4 catches for 111 yards, including 4- and 64-yard touchdowns.
DB 32 Micah Pellerin (Hampton U.): Reserve; 1 tackle; defended 1 pass; called for pass interference (declined because of Saints TD).

Washington Redskins:
DL 92 Chris Baker (Hampton U.): Started; no stats.
TE 40 Mike Caussin (James Madison, West Springfield High): Did not play.
CB 23 DeAngelo Hall (Va. Tech, Deep Creek High): Started; 1 tackle.
LB 54 Akeem Jordan (James Madison, Harrisonburg High): Reserve; shared team lead with 6 tackles (1 on punt, 1 for loss).
CB 38 Chase Minnifield (U.Va.): Reserve; 2 tackles (1 on kickoff), including a shared sack of Johnny Manziel for no gain; 1 QB hit; penalized 5 yards for defensive holding.
OT 76 Morgan Moses (U.Va., Meadowbrook High, Fork Union): Reserve; no stats.
RB 22 Evan Royster (Penn State, Westfield High): Reserve; 1 carry for 2-yard touchdown; targeted once; 1 catch for 24 yards.