July 25, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Senior quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach) of the University of Michigan football team was announced Wednesday (July 25) as one of 25 players on the watch list for the Manning Award, given to the nation's top signal-caller.
Robinson, who is on the list for the third time in his career, is one of three Big Ten QBs listed, joining Taylor Martinez (Nebraska) and James Vandenberg (Iowa). This is the Wolverine senior's fourth watch list of 2012 (Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award).
Robinson has started 27 of 38 career games over three campaigns at U-M, completing 338 of 580 passes for 4,931 yards and 40 touchdowns and rushing 546 times for 3,229 yards and 35 touchdowns. He ranks in the top 10 in U-M history in passing completions, attempts, yards and touchdowns and in rushing yards, touchdowns and 100-yard games (14).
The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting. The winner will be announced after the bowls in January and will be honored at a ceremony in New Orleans, La.