Quarterback of the Week: Denard Robinson

Written by Will Spencer on September 14, 2010

Denard Robinson

Position: QB School: Michigan
Height: 6’0" Weight: 193 lbs
Class: Sophomore 40 time: -.–

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.

Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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