Denar Robinson returns to Ann Arbor.
The former all-American quarterback and well-known fan favorite is once again joining Michigan’s football program as an assistant director for Raamahi’s personnel.
“I’m very excited to be back in Michigan,” Robinson said in a press release Thursday afternoon. “This place means a lot to me and I look forward to interacting with past, present and future Wolverines in my new role. (Coach Michigan Jim) Harbo and I talked for almost a year about coming back to help the program, and for it to finally come together – it’s a dream come true and fulfills one of my career goals. ”
Robinson played four seasons in Michigan, first entering the scene in his sophomore year in 2010 when he finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy and received the Big Ten Of The Offensive Player of the Year award. As a double-threat defender, Robinson set an NCAA career record for throwing in quarterback quarterback yards with 4,495 yards on the ground. He remains the school’s all-time leader on landings with 91.
The 31-year-old Robinson spent last NFL season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, serving as a scouting assistant at the organization’s college. He previously spent four seasons on the Jacksonville roster as a back-up and was a quality control coach in 2020.
“Denard is an energetic guy who always has a smile on his face,” Harbo said. “It will be a positive addition to our program both in the staff of players and in the field of player development. Denar has been an active member of this campus, and we know he will bring the same enthusiasm and love for Michigan to our building every day. ”
Robinson will work with Tom Gamble, the newly created Michigan Director of Personnel, and Albert Carsney, Director of Recruitment.