Dec. 11, 2010
DALLAS, Texas -- University of Michigan sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach HS) picked up first team All-America honors Saturday (Dec. 11), earning the honor from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). Robinson was named to the team as a running back along with Oregon's LaMichael James. Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore was selected as the quarterback.
It is the second time in the history of the Football Writers Association that two quarterbacks have been named to the team, with one being named at the running back slot. In 1990, BYU's Ty Detmer and Virginia's Shawn Moore both earned All-America honors.
Michigan's record-setting signal caller became the first player in NCAA history to rush and pass for 1,500 yards or more. He set the NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback (1,643 yards) and became the first player in NCAA history to rush and pass for 200 in a game twice in a season. Robinson was 155-of-250 for 2,316 yards and 16 touchdowns with a passing efficiency of 152.94. He rushed 245 times for 1,643 yards and 14 touchdowns. He is the nation's fourth-leading rusher and ranks 20th in passing efficiency.
The recipient of the Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the Big Ten's Most Valuable Player, Robinson was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year by the conference coaches and media. He also earned All-Big Ten first team from the media.
Robinson holds the Michigan season record with 3,959 total offensive yards and has accounted for 30 touchdowns (14 rushing, 16 passing).
The FWAA All-America team is the nation's second oldest, trailing only the Walter Camp Football Foundation's All-America Team.
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