Video: Best moments from Denard Robinson's career

During the BTN era, it’s hard to believe there’s been a more polarizing athlete than Michigan’s Denard Robinson. Regardless of how one feels about him, he excited and thrilled on the football field. From his first snap against Western Michigan to his transition to wide receiver-running back this season, Robinson often proved worthy of the national spotlight. On Monday’s Big Ten Football Report, we looked back at Robinson’s best moments. Watch the feature now.

On the topic of Robinson, who could forget his speech at the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon?

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Doug on 1/7/2013 @ 7:03pm EDT Said:

1-3 vs MSU, 1-3 vs OSU, both wins when MSU and OSU had down 6-6 years. Couldn’t even beat out Tate Forcier his freshman year. Enough said.

Matt on 1/7/2013 @ 7:20pm EDT Said:

Doug, it’s funny because he’ll make more money this year than you have in your entire lifetime, and he will be 100 times the person that any of those poor excuses for institutions will produce.

LT on 1/7/2013 @ 7:27pm EDT Said:

You feel better, Troll? I bet you’d take him on your team. Denard is a great football player and one hell of a person. For B1G fans, we are lucky to have him represent the conference. For Michigan fans an alums, IT’S GREAT TO BE A MICHIGAN WOLVERINE!!!

Doug on 1/7/2013 @ 7:34pm EDT Said:

Matt, it’s funny you say that cause you don’t know who I am or what I do for a living, let me guess, you’re another walmart wolverine, do you even know where ann arbor is? Getting a little defensive now that 90% of Michigan’s offense is gone and they will be about .500 next year? You act like you and Denard are good buddies, you must have filled his car with gas at the station.

Doug on 1/7/2013 @ 7:36pm EDT Said:

LT, you feel better! How do you know he’s a hell of a person? Geez I wish just one of you bandwagoners actually went to Michigan ! The guy could run, congrats, God gave him the gift of speed, and that’s about it !

Hudson on 1/7/2013 @ 7:40pm EDT Said:

College footballs all time leading rusher for a Qb a BCS bowl win in the first year of a new coach, most rushing yards in a season by a Qb all time, only person ever with 2500 passing yards and 1500 rushing yards In a season, he was a great player no matter what anyone says Doug your team would be lucky to have such a great man and player.

Kyle Nelson on 1/7/2013 @ 7:45pm EDT Said:

If you judge Denard Robinson based on his football record versus certain schools you are entirely missing the point. He is a great young man who overcame adversity to make it big. He has a big heart and is a genuinely nice guy and if you cannot see that you do not truly enjoy football. You just think they are emotionless bodies on that field but they are true good people. Go Blue! #ThankYouDenard

Doug on 1/7/2013 @ 7:50pm EDT Said:

All you guys say he is a great man, you guys don’t know him, he overcame adversity? wow, he can run fast, got a free ride, I wish I would have such adversity ! His rushing record is tainted since a lot of those yards this year came as a RB, they shouldn’t count as QB yards, I’m sure Pat White is thinking the same thing, he was a true QB !

Aaron on 1/7/2013 @ 8:04pm EDT Said:

Doug let me just say i agree with you he couldn’t throw that well but he was a hell of a runner and he will only get better but im not on a bandwagon i was born in Michigan and i plan more like i hope that i get to go once im out of high school. Denard was a fun guy to watch and made the game never lose its energy but the main reason Michigan did so bad was there secondary. they will do better than a .500 next season with a QB that can throw and hopefully a better secondary. im not trying to start something but what i say is true. besides he actually started for a big school you have to give him props.

D2 on 1/7/2013 @ 8:09pm EDT Said:

BTN: Did you mean to say “polarizing”? Can you describe Denard as anything but unifying?

Doug on 1/7/2013 @ 8:13pm EDT Said:

Aaron, that’s the best thing I’ve read from a Michigan fan today ! You didn’t get upset at my opinion and you said a lot of good things, well done sir ! Michigan will be better than .500 but they lose most of their o-line, which might actually be a good thing, and several on defense, it might be another rough season !

Magoo on 1/7/2013 @ 10:34pm EDT Said:

Doug—you clearly dislike Denard & don’t think he’s a very good football player so why even bother commenting on a post highlighting his career? Why not instead go comment on a post somewhere about a team or player you actually like.

Start the year out without being so negative. You don’t see my coming into your house complaining about how you decorated the place or your lack of cleaning skills.

Rich on 1/8/2013 @ 12:37am EDT Said:

I am thankful for team 133. It was quite a season, but I am looking forward to team 134. Yes, we are losing some great players and leaders on this team but there are players ready to step up and lead this team. A favorable home schedule will put them in position for a 10 win season. I wonder how little brother will do in 2013?
Thanks for the memories Denard!

kristian on 1/8/2013 @ 1:21am EDT Said:

Negativity. No one can be proud or positive of anyone anymore these days. What does that say about you? What a shame. And on a side note, his adversity is his life before Michigan. Lost his brother at 10 years old, grew up in Deerfield Beach, in the poorest part of town, embarrassed so much by his home and neighborhood he pretended to live at his grandparents. First member of his family to graduate from a 4 year institution. And lets face it, Michigan is not a standard university, it is well respected as an academic institution. I would say that is more adversity than most of us will probably face. More adversity than I have that is for sure. I go to The University of Toledo (MAC school) about 45 minutes from Ann Arbor and just live a standard life. Question his football skills all you want but don’t question the man himself. Show some self respect. Maybe you didn’t grow up with the saying “treat others the same way you would want to be treated.” Go Blue.

Alex on 1/8/2013 @ 10:13am EDT Said:

As a Michigan fan, I’m the first to admit that Denard wasn’t perfect, but he was the first ray of sunshine after a couple of dark, dismal seasons for that program. He made it fun to watch Michigan football again.

Doug on 1/8/2013 @ 3:57pm EDT Said:

Well said Alex, instead of ripping on me for disagreeing, you make a valid statement. Thank You. And Rich, little brother? Old and boring, esp. since the way MSU has handled Michigan lately.

Mark Charles Peshabatate on 1/8/2013 @ 10:02pm EDT Said:

@ Doug, you sound very immature. Looking at Denard from a Conference standpoint, we are lucky to have had him. His speed and elusiveness is something this B1G conference does not have. We need more fast player’s like him.
Yes he made mistakes, who doesn’t?
Whether you like it or not he will play at the next level. He has a bright future ahead.
Our conference is in a downward spiral in case you haven’t noticed?
The SEC and PAC 12 has completely ran the B1G over.
I hope Hoke can recruit strong this upcoming class? If not? Things continue to go bad for U of M.
No I am not a U of M fan but I enjoyed watching Denard play.

Doug on 1/9/2013 @ 9:58am EDT Said:

Mark, you are an immature buckeye fan, so i’ll keep that in mind. He was fast cause the big ten is so slow. You’re right, the league as a whole needs more speed. I’m sure he will play at the next level on special teams. It won’t be at QB, which is probably a good thing considering what happened to RG 3, who is a hell of a better passer than Denard will ever be.

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