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So did I. One of my favorite wolverines ever. A great player, but more importantly, a great person.
An irrational part of me was hoping this day would not come, but it has - Denard's final game as a Wolverine is now in the books. It is a shame it couldn't be on a higher note.
Thank you, Denard Robinson, for being one of the most electrifying and galvanizing players ever to don the winged helmet. Without necessarily wanting to be, you became the face of this program, the face of its resurgence and a mentor to those coming into the program. Your on the field feats were spectacular, and your off the field persona showed people everything that was great about being a "Michigan Man". It was an honor to see you play in person here and there for these last four seasons. Good luck and congratulations.
To all the seniors, your dedication to this program and your willingness to stay through change says much about your character and your commitment to this team, and it is all positive at that. Congratulations on your impending (or very recent, depending on the semester) graduations and good luck in all that you do.
"Funny isn't it, how naughty dentists always make that one fatal mistake."
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is one of the greatest player on and off the field for The University of Michigan. I would like to say Thank You #16 for all the memories. A true Michigan Man.
The little guy did his best. I applaud him for heabutting Clowney in the nuts. But, Clowney got him back with that wicked helmet busting tackle for a fumble and recovery. As they say, Karma is a bitch
"The street legend is back, bitches!"
He literally killed the lil man.
That I was Smith, and I thought it was Denard. Screaming I WILL F'N KILL YOU CLOWNEY! at the tv my family all think I need therapy.....
...for most distance travelled by a football helmet when removed from a player's head by the impact of an on-field tackle? It has to have been set today. The fact that he could get up and walk off the field after that is amazing to me.
Best of luck in the future, Denard! You gave your all and are truly one of the MIchigan greats!
"The Artes, The Scientia, The Veritas."
Now I need to go listen to Bone Thugz and Boyz 2 Men.
A # 16 Legends Jersey some day?
Between your 'stop' post and this one, how about you go adopt some kids to get the patronizing out of your system with and spare us?
That's affirmative, captain.
"You know, for a bartender/bookie, you're pretty judgmental."
But would I really hope that for anyone?
I do it for my love of the Streets
And finally I said to him, "maybe all I know about Denard is that he was a fine football player."
"You know more than that," my father said; "he was beautiful."
obscure movie reference, glad this ones not accompanied by every bone in his hand being broken, althought it might be fitting.....
I don't care who wins, as long as it's Michigan.....
......if cool kids double post, consider me miles Davis.....
A lifetime of rooting for Michigan, and I've never found myself rooting for a single individual as much as I've come to root for Denard. I was at the Western game for that amazing first play ever, at the UConn game for his breakout first start, at Under The Lights where I lost my voice, and many other great moments.
My favorite player of all time. Will miss you, man. Good luck in The League.
Quick story. After the 2012 spring game Denard and Fitz were running off the field together. Fitz made a half-hearted effort to slap at a couple of fans' extended hands. Denard went out of his way to give a "real" slap to many hands that were extended. It was all live on camera, but I doubt that's why he did it. Dude is the real deal as a person in addition to his football prowess.
It's so haaarrdddd to say goodbyeeee to yesterdayyyy
"Ohio is like a giant turd that Michigan just can't pinch off"
Denard may get drafter much higher than people think. He showed his versitality today. IMO he projects well as a RB. The team that drafts Denard will also be getting a tailor-made star that puts butts in the seats and creates interest in the team. There are a lot of NFL teams that will pay for that.
Today and against Ohio. I think that he increased his stock a ton in the past two games.
I still have a broken, irrational hope that he'll be drafted by the Lions, even though I know it's all the wrong things.
I only wish getting drafted by the lions for buckeyes and spartys.
What has he ever done to you?
Megatron and having Stafford throwing Denard the ball. Denard would be Starscream to CJ's Megatron.
"The Ruhr will not be subjected to a single bomb. If an enemy bomber reaches the Ruhr, my name is not Hermann Göring: you can call me Urban Meyer!"
Then he can watch the defense give up 40 points. Lions are a death trap for a nfl career. Even Barry Sanders knew this.
The GM side of my brain says that he could fill a lot of the same roles that Javhid Best was prior to the brain pan going soft. The Denard side of my brain says "I hope he goes to the Patriots or Colts or pretty much anyone not in the NFC North".
I love that kid. He is special. But his classmates and the class before them are both special groups. They showed heart and guts and have set the stage for great things to come.
fabulous. Denard was frustrating. Denard was awesome. Denard was sometimes awful.
Denard made me as happy as any player ever. Denard made me as sad as any player ever.
He was always a class act and made me proud of the team i root for every year.
I am 54 and not afraid to say i have tears in my eyes knowing i will never get to root for my Wolverines with Denard on the field again.
Bless you young man. Thank you for a life-time of memories.
I hope you make a fortune in the NFL.
I will NEVER forget the excitement of watching Denard take the field and the thrills he gave so many of us.
I down-vote ANYONE that puts the "t" in front of osu. Don't be a tool.
Oh yea....screw msu too.
I agree completely - I'm even 54 myself. Great post.
My favorite Wolverine ever, and I've never seen a more exciting player. A true Michigan man.
This 1000x. One of the more dynamic players this team has seen.
Amazing athlete and exciting as hell in the open field.
Great leader and program ambassador.
He'll be greatly missed.
Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order because it is better organized.
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A true M man. He set all kinds of records and when he was injured never complained about his new role on the team. Best of luck in your future as a M grad!
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Goodbye Denard. I was at that special game in 2009 when you showed us all what you were made of on your first touch. Good luck on Sundays, wherever you play.
I always go "Denard!" when Josh Cribbs returns punts for Cleveland, as Cribbs also wears #16 and has dreads.
Abort, Retry, Fail?
I wanted Denard to move to Receiver/Return Man//// etc two years ago. I don't think that would have netted us 11 wins last year but I think that it would have netted us more this year.
However, not since Barry Sanders have I watched a player with as much anticipation that he could go to the house TD. He was simply riveting and N F L GMs will see the value in that ($).
Also, he was to my kids what AC #1 was to me.
From what I understand he's a great human being. So, many thanks young man.
He now is a member of the Immortals. That distinguished hall of few that counts among its members men with the names of Harmon, Ooosterbaan, Carter, Howard, and Woodson.
Where before we debated whether he ought to be a QB or RB we now are left to debate who was the greatest Wolverine to hail from Florida. The debate is one of not of the present, but of all time.
AC or Shoelace. Take your pick.
AC was a three-time All American and generally considered one of (if not the) best college Wrs of the 80's.
The electricity he brought to the Big House equalled what Shoelace has given us these past four years.
Denard joins the list of my all-time favorites but he doesn't quite reach the rarefied air that AC did.
As an OSU fan, I'm glad to see you go. As a B1G fan, I'll miss seeing you out there. Good luck in the NFL, hope you latch on somewhere.
"So put 2 on, put 10 on, WHAT DO YOU CARE IT'S NOT LIKE YOU'RE PAYIN' FOR 'EM!!!!?"
-Doug Heffernan, in regards to Arthur and his stamp needs
Hester "may retire" after Lovie got the boot. Denard would be a nice upgrade over what Hester produced this year.
There's never been another quite the same.
It's not goodbye, it's I'll see you later.
Tough tough loss today. Sucks fror Denard to go out like that. We are going to miss that guy. May not see someone with his skillset in a while. Ugh.
Denied by UM multiple times, nonetheless lifelong M fan.
I am going to miss the most
Still wearing my Denard jersey. I think this is the most I will miss a player since CWebb left early.
Denard is carrying a lot less "baggage".