Among his popular remarks, Robinson said, “My motto is: It’s my goal to make somebody’s day every day.” Robinson also said, “Trust me, I’m not perfect. Just ask Coach Hoke. I drive you crazy way too often, right Coach?” Robinson also drew applause when he said, “Character is who you are when no one else is watching. It’s easy when you know the camera is on us to do the right thing but it may be tougher at other times. This year, because of that, I became aware of how big our platform can be. I met the President of the United States and I met LeBron James and they both knew who I was.”
There’s a full transcript of his speech at ESPN’s Michigan football page.
MGoBlue.com recorded some short clips with Robinson during the two-day event. We’ve posted them below here.
Here are a few tweets about Robinson’s speech:
Denard Robinson: "My motto is: Make somebody's day everyday."—
Stephen J. Nesbitt (@stephenjnesbitt) July 27, 2012
Some Big Ten schools and players passed on chance to succeed Kirk Cousins' speech but Denard Robinson accepted the challenge and delivered—
Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 27, 2012
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