Sept. 6, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Fresh off his record-setting performance in U-M's 30-10 season-opening victory over Connecticut on Saturday (Sept. 4), sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach HS) of the University of Michigan football team earned both national and conference Player of the Week. Robinson was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week Sunday (Sept. 5) and picked up Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Monday (Sept. 6).
Robinson played in all 12 games last season as a true freshman but earned the start against the Huskies and delivered some record-breaking results. He rushed for 197 yards on 29 carries and scored one rushing touchdown on a 32-yard scamper in the second quarter against the Huskies. His rushing total is the most ever by a Michigan quarterback and the sixth-most rushing yards by a signal caller in Big Ten history.
The dual-threat ability of Robinson showed in the opener, as he completed 19-of-22 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown. His completion percentage of 86.3 is the second-highest in school history, trailing only the 20-of-22 (90.9 percent) passing performance by Elvis Grbac against Notre Dame on Sept. 14, 1991.
Robinson racked up 383 total yards, giving him the school's all-time record for total offense in a game. He broke the previous mark of 368 yards attained by John Navarre at Iowa on Oct. 4, 2003.
Michigan hits the road for the first time this season on Saturday (Sept. 11) in its annual battle with Notre Dame. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EDT at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. The game will be televised to a national audience on NBC.
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