December 30, 2012
Moves possible on career lists
A quick scan of the Michigan record book reveals there as still some moves to be made in the final game for a number of Wolverines. Here are a few areas in which notable performers might climb the lists.
Rushing Attempts -- Denard Robinson's 700 career rushes are just 18 behind Butch Woolfolk. If Robinson gets 19 carries in the game, he moves into 5th place all time, and Michigan might move the football better.
Rushing Yards -- Robinson sits only 77 yards behind Anthony Thomas on Michigan's career rushing list, with 4,395. Robinson won't catch Mike Hart (5,040), but a good day could vault the senior to No. 2 on the ladder.
Rushing Touchdowns -- Well, now this one's out there, but Robinson is No. 3 on Michigan's career list with 42, and Tyrone
Wheatley is sitting right there with 47
Career 100-Yard Rushing Games -- If Robinson hits the 100 mark on the ground in this one, he winds up tied with Wheatley for third in this category, with 20 career games making triple digits.
Career 150-Yard Rushing Games -- Thomas and Robinson each have nine here, and with a big day, Robinson could win up behind only Hart (12).
Career 200-Yard Rushing Games -- Hart and Robinson are tied at the top, with five apiece. A couple of good breakaways and some solid runs in between and Robinson becomes the most prolific 200-yard man in Michigan history.
Career Pass Completions -- Robinson needs 17 to move past Tom Brady and into fifth on this all-time list. That's not likely.
Career Receptions -- Fifth-year senior wideout Roy Roundtree needs only two catches to pass David Terrell (152) and move into sixth place in Michigan history in this category. Seven grabs and he also passes Steve Breaston (156) to become a top-five performer, and he's 11 catches away from passing Anthony Carter (161).
Career Receiving Yards -- Roundtree is No. 9 on the list, with 2,227 yards. He's just 20 yards behind Jason Avant, 42 behind Marquise Walker, and 57 behind Tai Streets. He's 83 in back of David Terrell, so a big game could put him in Michigan's top five all time.
Career Receptions By A Running Back -- Senior Vincent Smith has 45, good for No. 10 on the Michigan list. He's just six back of Wheatley for ninth place.
Career Receiving Yards By A Running Back -- Smith has 426 yards receiving, No. 8 on the list by Michigan backs. He's just three shy of Chris Howard, and 84 in back of Wheatley.
Career Combined Rushing/Receiving Yards -- Robinson stands No. 5 on the list here, with 4,419. He needs 270 to pass Wheatley for the No. 4 spot.
Career Field Goals -- Redshirt junior Brendan Gibbons has 28 in the books, one behind Bob Bergeron and just three in back of Ali Haji-Sheikh for No. 5 on Michigan's all-time list.
Most Career PATs -- Gibbons has 111, good for No. 6 on the list. He's two behind Mike Lantry and six behind Haji-Sheikh.
Career Kickoff Returns -- Freshman Dennis Norfleet is already tied for ninth with Jeremy LeSueur on Michigan's list of kickoff return attempts. He's just five behind Ron Johnson and 10 behind Desmond Howard.
Career Kickoff Return Yardage -- Norfleet is off and running here as well with 795 yards thus far. He's eighth on the all-time Michigan list, 204 short of Mercury Hayes.
Career Tackles -- Fifth-year senior Jordan Kovacs has 331 tackles, good for 12th in Michigan history. He's five behind Greg Morton, but won't be reaching the top 10, with Steve Morrison 10th at 360.
Career Fumbles Forced -- Kovacs has six in his career, tied with several others for No. 3 on the list. That's one behind Brandon Graham, and four in back of all-time leader LaMarr Woodley. Redshirt sophomore Jake Ryan is tied for seventh, with five.
Career Fumble Recoveries -- Redshirt junior Thomas Gordon has four, tied for 13th place on Michigan's list. That's just three behind all-time leaders Ron Simpkins, Mike Hammerstein and Dominic Tedesco.
Career Scoring -- Robinson is No. 8 on the list with 252, just two behind J.D. Carlson and 10 behind Hart.
Most Touchdowns Scored -- Robinson stands No. 4 on the list with 42, just one behind Hart.
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