Sept. 12, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Junior quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach) earned multiple awards following his five-touchdown performance in U-M's 35-31 win over Notre Dame on Sept. 10. The Big Ten named Robinson its Offensive Player of the Week, while the Davey O'Brien Award selected him as its Quarterback of the Week. Additionally, Rivals.com tabbed Robinson as its National and Big Ten Player of the Week, and he is one of four players nationally nominated for the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week, an award voted by the fans.
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It marks Robinson's fourth career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor. He becomes the first Wolverine player to win the offensive award since senior/junior wide receiver Roy Roundtree (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison) in November of 2010.
Robinson accounted for 446 of Michigan's 452 total yards against the Fighting Irish, setting career highs for passing yardage (338) and touchdown passes (4), including the game-winner to Roundtree with two seconds to play. The Maize and Blue trailed, 24-7, before Robinson led U-M to fourth-quarter touchdown drives of 83, 40, 58 and 80 yards for the third-largest comeback victory in school history.
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