Sept. 13, 2010
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- The Big Ten Office announced this morning (Monday, Sept. 13) that sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach HS) of the University of Michigan football team has been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week. Robinson is the first offensive performer to win the award in consecutive weeks since Michigan State's Javon Ringer received the award on Sept. 15 and Sept. 22, 2008.
Robinson received the conference honor for his performance in the 28-24 come-from-behind victory at Notre Dame on Saturday (Sept. 11). He set the Big Ten rushing record for quarterbacks with 258 rushing yards on 28 carries against the Irish. Robinson also completed 24-of-40 passes for 244 yards and tossed a 31-yard touchdown pass to redshirt sophomore slot receiver Roy Roundtree (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison HS) in the first quarter.
Robinson captained the winning 72-yard drive that ended with his two-yard run over the left side of the offensive line. He accounted for all 72 yards on the drive, rushing for 17 yards and completing 5-of-6 passes for 55 yards.
He became the ninth quarterback in NCAA history to rush and pass for 200 yards in a game. Robinson also set the Michigan record for total offensive yards (502) and total plays (68).
Robinson leads the Big Ten in three categories: rushing offense (227.5 avg.), total offense (442.5 avg.) and all-purpose yards (227.5 avg.). He lists fourth in passing average (215.0 avg.).
In addition to the Big Ten and Walter Camp Player of the Week honors, Robinson was named the Big Ten and National Player of the Week by Rivals.com and was selected as the College Football Performance Award National Player of the Week.
Robinson will lead the Big Ten's top-rated offense against Massachusetts on Saturday (Sept. 18) at Michigan Stadium. The game will be broadcast nationally by the Big Ten Network starting at noon EDT.
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