Robinson Shares Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week
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Denard Robinson
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Nov. 21, 2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan junior quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach) earned a share of the Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday (Nov. 21). The honor was split with Wisconsin running back Montee Ball.

Additionally, Robinson was tabbed the Rivals.com Big Ten Player of the Week and nominated as one of the Capital One Cup Impact Performances of the Week.

Robinson accumulated 263 total yards -- 180 passing and 83 rushing -- in U-M's 45-17 win over Nebraska on Saturday (Nov. 19). He scored two rushing touchdowns and passed for a pair of scores for his 12th career game with four-plus touchdowns. His 83 yards on the ground came on 23 carries, while he was 11-for-18 passing.

Robinson's two passing touchdowns give him 35 for his career, which ties Tom Brady (1996-99) for seventh all-time at Michigan. Robinson's 33 career rushing TDs are sixth all-time at U-M.

It marks Robinson's sixth career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor and third this season. Earlier in 2011, he earned the award following wins over San Diego State on Sept. 24 and Notre Dame on Sept. 10.

The Wolverines also received other honors on Monday:

  • Defensive coordinator Greg Mattison was chosen by Rivals.com as its National Coordinator of the Week on Nov. 21. U-M's defense held Nebraska to 17 points, nearly 16 points below its season average, and 260 total yards of offense, 144 yards beneath its average output.
  • Junior/sophomore running back Fitzgerald Toussaint is a finalist for the All-Star Running Back Performance of the Year, based on his output at Illinois on Nov. 12: 27 carries, 192 yards, one touchdown. The final online voting for the award runs Jan. 16-22 with the winners being announced on Feb. 3.

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