Denard Robinson has now cemented himself as one of the greatest college football players of all time.
Michael Rothstein of ESPN tweeted the news that Robinson now has the most rushing yards for a quarterback in the history of college football:
Denard Robinson gains 9 yards and passes Pat White to become the FBS quarterback rushing record.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) January 1, 2013
Pat White, who graduated from West Virginia in 2008, finished his career with 4,480 rushing yards. Thanks to three huge seasons of over 1,000 yards, Robinson has now eclipsed that mark in his final game.
Halfway through the fourth quarter in the Outback Bowl against South Carolina, Robinson had a nine-yard rush to bring him to 88 yards on the game. This totaled 4,483 for his career to overtake White.
Interestingly, both players spent at least part of their careers playing for Rich Rodriguez.
Robinson has been less of a quarterback in the final part of the season for Michigan after injuring his throwing elbow. He missed two games and then was featured exclusively as a runner for the last two games with Devin Gardner running the offense.
In the bowl game, he's once again been used mostly as a runner with the exception of two incomplete passes thus far.
It is unknown what position he will attempt to play in the NFL. However, he has a unique skill set that lets him score from anywhere on the field. Most likely, some team will be able to utilize this ability.
Either way, he can be proud of a great career as a rushing quarterback for the Wolverines.
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