Quarterback of the Week: Denard Robinson
Sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson of Michigan has been named the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week. Robinson accounted for a total of 502 yards, snapping single-game Michigan quarterback marks for total offense and rushing for the second consecutive week. Robinson, who became just the ninth quarterback in FBS history to run and pass for at least 200 yards, also set a Big Ten rushing record for quarterbacks with 258 yards against Notre Dame.
Other quarterbacks receiving votes this week were; Dominique Davis (East Carolina), Andrew Luck (Stanford), Cam Newton (Auburn), Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Colin Kaepernick (Nevada), Ryan Mallett (Arkansas), Greg McElroy (Alabama) and Darron Thomas (Oregon).
During the first eight weeks of the season, a subset of The O’Brien National Selection Committee will name The O’Brien Quarterback of the Week, given to a player who exemplifies the award’s standards. All 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) quarterbacks are candidates for the award until Semifinalists are announced Oct. 25. Finalists will be announced Nov. 22 and the 2010 O’Brien Winner will be announced Dec. 9.