Nov. 28, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan football junior quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach) earned a share of the Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week award for the second straight week on Monday (Nov. 28). Once again, the honor was split with Wisconsin running back Montee Ball.
Additionally, Robinson was tabbed Rivals.com Big Ten Player of the Week.
Robinson had a hand in all five of U-M's touchdowns in its 40-34 victory over Ohio State on Saturday (Nov. 26). He passed for three scores and ran for two more to attain his third career game with five combined touchdowns. His 26 carries generated 170 yards, the seventh time of his career he has rushed for 150+ yards in a game. On 17 pass attempts, Robinson had as many touchdown tosses (3) as he had incompletions while earning 167 yards.
For the season, Robinson surpassed the 2,000-yard mark for passing (2,056) and 1,000-yard mark for rushing (1,163).
Robinson's 38 career passing TDs rank sixth all-time at U-M. His 36 career rushing scores are fifth in Michigan annals.
It marks Robinson's seventh career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor and fourth this season. Earlier in 2011, he earned the award following wins over Nebraska on Nov. 21, San Diego State on Sept. 24 and Notre Dame on Sept. 10.
• Based on his showing against the Buckeyes, Robinson is a candidate for the All-Star Quarterback Performance of the Year. Online voting via www.facebook.com/AllStarFootball could make him a finalist for the award. The final online voting for the award runs Jan. 16-22, with the winners being announced on Feb. 3.
• Robinson received College Football Performance Awards honorable mention as the National Quarterback of the Week. Senior tight end Kevin Koger and freshman kicker Matt Wile also earned CFPA honorable mention as the Tight End of the Week and Kickoff Specialist of the Week, respectively.
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