Could QB Denard Robinson wear the No. 1 jersey? Michigan football coach Brady Hoke doesn't dismiss idea
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
One of the more intriguing subplots to unfold after the Michigan football team's spring game was the prospects the No. 1 jersey could be doled out next year.
And that it could be given to someone other than a receiver.
When asked about the jersey, which traditionally is given to the program's most elite wideouts, coach Brady Hoke said "we'll consider" handing it out next season.
Senior Roy Roundtree seems to be the only candidate. The wideout twice has led the Wolverines in receiving, and had a 72-catch season in 2010. His production dropped off last year, though, when he caught 19 passes.
But what about the prospects of senior quarterback Denard Robinson wearing it? It's an idea that has been endorsed by former receiver Braylon Edwards, who was the last player to wear the No. 1 and has endowed a scholarship fund for it.
Robinson doesn't play receiver, but is one of the Wolverines' most electrifying players.
"We have 115 guys on the team," Hoke said of the idea. "They’re all possibilities.”
OK, it's probably unlikely long-sapper Jareth Glanda will ever wear the No. 1, but it's still interesting Hoke didn't shoot down the possibility it could be given to Robinson.
It remains, though, an unlikely proposition. Robinson, for his part, seemed caught off-guard by the idea.
"That's an off-the-wall question," he said. "Sixteen is my number. I feel it's a receiver thing, but if they wanted to give it to me, I don't know what I'd do with it."