Oct. 9, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan football senior quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach) has been selected as the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for his performance in Michigan's 44-13 Big Ten victory at Purdue last Saturday (Oct. 6).
Robinson carried the ball 24 times for 235 yards and completed 8-of-16 passes for 105 yards and one touchdown against Purdue. He 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 mark 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.
On Monday (Oct. 8), Robinson collected his ninth Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week accolade, tying former Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne for most weekly honors since the award began in 1987.
Robinson also is under consideration for Manning Award Player of the Week accolades after being one of eight quarterbacks receiving Manning Award "Stars of the Week" recognition. Michigan fans can vote for Robinson as the best performer from this past weekend on the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page. Voting closes on Thursday (Oct. 11) at noon EDT, and the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Player of the Week.
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