Nov. 8, 2010
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference Office announced Monday morning (Nov. 8) that redshirt sophomore slot receiver Roy Roundtree (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison HS) of the University of Michigan football team shared the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor with Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure. The two players received the award after record-setting performances in the highest scoring conference game in league history, a 67-65 triple-overtime victory by the Wolverines over the Illini at Michigan Stadium (Saturday, Nov. 6).
Roundtree set a Michigan record for the most receiving yards in a game with 246 yards on nine receptions and scored two touchdowns against Illinois. He broke the oldest single-game record in school history, shattering the previous mark of 197 yards on 10 catches by Jack Clancy against Oregon State on Sept. 17, 1966. Roundtree's yardage total is the seventh most in conference play in league history.
Roundtree got the highest-scoring game in league history started on the very first offensive play, taking a pass from sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach HS) and racing 75 yards for a touchdown. His second reception of the day was also a touchdown, grabbing a 33-yard catch-and-run on a fourth-down play that tied the game at 14 apiece early in the second quarter. Roundtree grabbed another 75-yard reception in the first half that set up Michigan's third TD, a four-yard run by freshman tailback Stephen Hopkins (Double Oak, Texas/Marcus HS) in the second quarter. Roundtree finished the first half with four receptions for 192 yards and two touchdowns.
In the second half, Roundtree added 54 receiving yards on five receptions to become the first receiver in school history with more than 200 yards. He set the school record with a 17-yard catch early in the third quarter, helping set up the only scoring drive of the third quarter for either team. His former high school teammate, junior running back Michael Shaw (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison HS), scored on an 18-yard run through the middle of the defense.
In addition to the Big Ten Award, Roundtree was selected as the National Wide Receiver of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.
Roundtree leads the Wolverines with 45 receptions for 656 yards and four touchdowns this season.
The Wolverines head into West Lafayette, Ind., for a noon kickoff against Purdue at Ross-Ade Stadium. The game will be televised nationally by the Big Ten Network.
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