My wife and I were flying out of Detroit to Vegas on June 23rd for my brothers wedding. We were heading to our terminal, and walking past a row of seats. As we were about to sit down, I thought to myself "I think the guy I just saw sitting down is Denard Robinson". I turned around and sure enough it was Denard Robinson sitting there. I looked over to my wife and told her what I just realized. She, from 2 solid years of me going on and on about Michigan Football knew exactly who it was. She grabbed our camera, and followed me over to him. His flight to Ft. Lauderdale had been delayed 4 hours, so I expected him to be in a bad mood. Nervously I walked up to him, and like a dumb ass, asked him "Are y-y-you , Denard Robinson?". To my surprise, he was super cool about it, and really a nice guy. He said "yeah, what's up man, how are you?". Being so dumbstruck in actually meeting him, I said not much at all, just heading to Vegas for a wedding.
I asked him if summer ball was going good, and how they were looking. He said everything was going great. The next thing I asked, I'll probably regret and kick myself over for some time. I didn't ask about Coach Hoke, or about the Notre Dame game, I said "we have an awesome recruiting class going on right now". It was the only thing that came to my mind, but being the awesome guy he is, he smiled and said "Yeah, lots of talent coming in". My wife saved the day, and walked up and asked if we could get a picture. He again smiled and said sure, and actually put his arm around my shoulder and was so genuine and cool about it. My wife says I smiled bigger for that picture than any thing we took at the wedding. He and a couple guys were going to head to get dinner, because all the places in the airport were closing. He asked my wife and I if we wanted to go, and f**k all we couldn't, our plane was taking off in like 20 minutes.
I just wanted to let everyone know how cool a guy he is, and how genuinely nice he was. We can be really proud of the great people UM is sending out into the world.