Oct. 8, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan football senior quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach) was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week today (Monday, Oct. 8) for his performance in Michigan's 44-13 Big Ten victory at Purdue last Saturday (Oct. 6). It marks the ninth time in Robinson's career he has been recognized as Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, tying former Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne for the most weekly honors since the award began in 1987. Robinson also won the award earlier this season following his Sept. 8 performance against Air Force.
Robinson completed 8-of-16 passes for 105 yards and one touchdown against Purdue and carried the ball 24 times for 235 yards. Robinson became the Big Ten's all-time leader in rushing yards by a quarterback with 3,905, surpassing former Indiana quarterback Antwaan Randle El (3,895). Robinson's 235 rushing yards also marked the second-most rushing yards in a single game by a Big Ten quarterback, short of his own record of 258 yards at Notre Dame Sept. 11, 2010.
Robinson now has five career 200+-yard rushing games, including two in 2012, tying Mike Hart (2004-07) for the most in U-M history. Robinson surpassed Chris Perry (2000-03) and Butch Woolfolk (1978-81) in career rushing yards and now ranks fifth in Wolverines history with 3,905. He also moved past Todd Collins (1991-94) into fourth place in Michigan football history with 5,873 career passing yards.
The No. 25 Wolverines (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten) will return home to Michigan Stadium this Saturday (Oct. 13) to face conference foe Illinois (2-4, 0-2 Big Ten). Kickoff is set for 3:35 p.m. and the game will be carried by ABC Sports.
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