In 2009, Denard Robinson of Michigan only managed 188 yards, throwing two touchdowns and four interceptions while competing with Tate Forcier for the starting job.
This year has been a complete transformation. He has proven that he rightfully earned the starting quarterback job, gaining almost 1,000 yards of total offense in his first two games combined...more than nine of the Top 25-ranked teams in the country have managed as a whole.
Robinson destroyed Notre Dame, passing for 244 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 258 and two touchdowns.
Against UMass, Robinson combined for another 305 yards and three touchdowns.Then he faced Bowling Green, but Robinson injured his knee after completing his first four passes for 60 yards, while rushing five times for 129 yards and two touchdowns.
Two weeks ago, he continued to make not only headlines, but history, as he became the first player to ever rush and pass for over 200 yards in a game—twice.
However, Michigan suffered their first loss of the season against in-state rival Michigan State, and Robinson threw three interceptions.
On the season, Robinson has thrown for 1,223 yards, eight touchdowns and just four interceptions, while rushing 991 yards on just 119 carries, finding the end zone nine times.
Robinson is definitely the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy, but he needs to make up for last week's dreadful outing against one of the top defenses in the nation, when the Wolverines take on Iowa.