Ranking Denard Robinson among Michigan Football greats

Denard Robinson

Michigan Football quarterback Denard Robinson has completed a record breaking career and now it’s time to try and figure out where he ranks among the school’s all-time greats. Here is where we have ranked him among Michigan Football’s All-Time Best Quarterbacks

Robinson rewrote not only the Michigan record books, but also the Big Ten and NCAA record books.

Here are some of Robinson’s record breaking numbers:

Robinson finished his Michigan career with a school record 91 touchdowns

Denard Robinson is one of only eight players in NCAA history to rush for 40 touchdowns and pass for 40 touchdowns in his career. Prior to Robinson, Nevada’s Colin Kaepernick (2007-10) was the last player to accomplish the feat.

Robinson is the fourth Michigan Football player to rush for more than 1,000 yards in three different seasons. Jamie Morris (1985-87), Tyrone Wheatley (1992- 94) and Mike Hart (2004, 06-07) are the only other three Wolverines to accomplish the feat.

During his career, Robinson was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week a record-tying 9 times (Ron Dayne).

Denard Robinson, Michigan Wolverines

NCAA Career Rushing Yards By Quarterback
1. Denard Robinson  — 4,495
2. Pat White, West Virginia — 4,480
3. Brad Smith, Missouri — 4,289

Big Ten Career Total Offense Leaders
1. Drew Brees (Purdue) — 12,692
2. Adam Weber (Minnesota) — 11,790
3. Brett Basanez (Northwestern) — 11,576
4. Curtis Painter (Purdue) — 11,511
5. Antwaan Randle-El (Indiana) — 11,364
6. Denard Robinson (Michigan) — 10,776

Michigan Football Career Rushing Leaders
1. Mike Hart — 5,040
2. Denard Robinson — 4,495
3. Anthony Thomas — 4,472
4. Jamie Morris — 4,393
5. Tyrone Wheatley — 4,178

Michigan Football Career Passing Leaders
1. Chad Henne — 9,715
2. John Navarre — 9,254
3. Elvis Grbac — 6,460
4. Denard Robinson — 6,250
5. Todd Collins — 5,858
6. Jim Harbaugh — 5,449
7. Tom Brady — 5,351

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