In 2004, Hart set a Michigan record for most rushing yards in a season by a freshman with 1,455. He rushed for nine touchdowns and had 26 receptions for 237 yards and a touchdown catch.
In 2005, his sophomore season, Hart missed significant time due to a hamstring injury. He started only eight of Michigan's 12 games and played sparingly in three of those.
He finished the season with 662 yards and four touchdowns rushing and added 15 receptions for 154 yards and a touchdown catch.
During the 2006 season, Hart rushed for 1,562 yards, the fifth-best season total in Michigan history, and 14 touchdowns. He also caught 17 passes for 125 yards.
For his efforts, Hart was recognized as his team's co-MVP with linebacker David Harris. He was also selected by both coaches and media to the All-Big Ten Conference First Team, named a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, and placed fifth in Heisman Trophy balloting.
As a senior in 2007, Hart was elected team captain along with offensive tackle Jake Long and linebacker Shawn Crable.
He entered the eighth week of the season as college football's leader in rushing yards, but after an ankle injury sidelined him for two games, he dropped in the rankings.
Hart finished the season with 1,361 yards and 14 touchdowns.
In his career, Hart rushed 1,015 times for 5,040 yards; both marks are school records. His 41 career rushing touchdowns are third-best in Michigan annals.
Hart's 28 career games with at least 100 yards rushing and five games with at least 200 yards rushing are each the most in Michigan history.
Hart lost just three fumbles in his college career, two of which came in his last game as a Wolverine in the 2008 Capital One Bowl.
In that game, Hart also passed the 5,000 yard rushing mark for his career, becoming only the fourth player in Big Ten history to do so.