Denard Robinson (top) and J.T. Floyd
Jan. 13, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan announced Friday (Jan. 13) on its official football twitter handle @umichfootball that quarterback Denard Robinson and cornerback J.T. Floyd, both juniors, will return for their senior seasons.
Robinson, an All-Big Ten second team selection by the league's coaches in 2011, led the conference in total offense for a second consecutive season, averaging 257.6 total yards per game. He completed 142 of 258 passes for 2,173 yards and 20 touchdowns and rushed for 1,176 yards and 16 touchdowns on 221 carries. He was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week four times in 2011. Robinson ranks sixth in Michigan history in career touchdown passes (40), fifth in rushing touchdowns (35), seventh in passing yards (4,931) and eighth in rushing yards (3,229).
"It's been a dream to play in the NFL, and hopefully after next year that becomes a reality, but I wouldn't pass up being here with my teammates and coaches for anything," Robinson said. "It's my second family. I love my teammates, I love Michigan.
"Seeing how the seniors led our team this year, I want to be that type of leader for Team 133. We made steps and had a good season, but we didn't accomplish our No. 1 goal. We're still hungry."
Floyd, who received All-Big Ten honorable mention, started 12 of 13 games and led Michigan cornerbacks with 48 tackles and eight pass breakups. He also had two interceptions and one forced fumble for a defense that ranked second in the Big Ten in scoring defense (17.4 points per game) and fourth in total defense (322.2 yards per game).
"Being around all of the great people here, I just couldn't see myself not being here for my senior year," Floyd said. "Our team still has work to do and places to go, and I want to be a part of it."
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