(Image source: AnnArbor.com)

BY NATHAN BYRNE

ANCHOR LAUREN GORES

Michigan’s Denard Robinson is in the books as the NCAA’s most prolific rushing quarterback. ESPN has the tally from Robinson’s final game as a Wolverine.

“ … had a hundred yards on the ground on 23 carries, and with that play he passed Pat White for most rushing yards by a quarterback in Bowl Subdivision history. Almost 4,500 was the record.”

Robinson made the move after a nerve injury kept him from taking snaps at QB. A writer for the Los Angeles Times asks whether Robinson should be considered the record holder since, 256 of those yards came in his final three games, when he primarily played tailback.” But “ … if he hadn't been injured, he probably would have crushed White's record instead of slipping past it by a mere 15 yards.”

The University of Michigan says the yards count at quarterback, because Robinson was still listed at that position. According to MLive …

Robinson finished his career with 4,495 yards on 723 carries. He played his final games mostly as a tailback, with some snaps at wide receiver and quarterback. He said the game plan called for him to be Michigan’s primary tailback.

Robinson’s final game was a 33-28 loss to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.

Michigan's Robinson Gets QB Rushing Record as Tailback

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Jan 2, 2013

Michigan's Robinson Gets QB Rushing Record as Tailback

(Image source: AnnArbor.com)

BY NATHAN BYRNE

ANCHOR LAUREN GORES

Michigan’s Denard Robinson is in the books as the NCAA’s most prolific rushing quarterback. ESPN has the tally from Robinson’s final game as a Wolverine.

“ … had a hundred yards on the ground on 23 carries, and with that play he passed Pat White for most rushing yards by a quarterback in Bowl Subdivision history. Almost 4,500 was the record.”

Robinson made the move after a nerve injury kept him from taking snaps at QB. A writer for the Los Angeles Times asks whether Robinson should be considered the record holder since, 256 of those yards came in his final three games, when he primarily played tailback.” But “ … if he hadn't been injured, he probably would have crushed White's record instead of slipping past it by a mere 15 yards.”

The University of Michigan says the yards count at quarterback, because Robinson was still listed at that position. According to MLive …

Robinson finished his career with 4,495 yards on 723 carries. He played his final games mostly as a tailback, with some snaps at wide receiver and quarterback. He said the game plan called for him to be Michigan’s primary tailback.

Robinson’s final game was a 33-28 loss to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.

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