Until late last season, college football followers outside of the Big Ten weren't all that familiar with Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner.
That's because he wasn't one prior to Week 8, when he re-debuted as the Wolverines' No. 1 with 234 passing yards and two touchdowns during a 35-13 throttling of Minnesota.
Gardner posted a 3-2 record as a starter, which includes a three-touchdown showing during the Wolverines' 33-28 Outback Bowl loss to South Carolina.
His win-loss record may not jump out as overly impressive, but his offensive numbers were: 1,219 passing yards, 11 passing touchdowns, seven rushing touchdowns and a Big Ten-leading 161.7 efficiency rating.
And he completed just less than 60 percent of his passing attempts.
This season, he's a likely candidate for Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and a potential dark-horse Heisman contender.
But there is more to Gardner.