Michigan QB Denard Robinson named to 5th national watch list, this one for Golden Arm Award
The hype continues to roll in for star Michigan football quarterback Denard Robinson.
The senior is widely considered a top-five preseason candidate for the Heisman Trophy, and now has been named to a fifth national preseason award watch list. This one is the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which goes to the nation's top quarterback.
Robinson also has been tabbed for the the Walter Camp Award (player of the year), Maxwell Award (most outstanding player) and Davey O'Brien Award (best quarterback) and Manning Award (best quarterback).
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No Michigan quarterback has won the Golden Arm Award, which went last year to Stanford's Andrew Luck.
Robinson is among 29 players named to the watch list for this season's honor, including three Big Ten quarterbacks. Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase and Iowa's James Vandenberg were the others.
Robinson led the Big Ten last year in total offense at 257.6 yards per game, and was fifth in rushing at 90.5 yards per game.
He is expected to be even better next year -- especially in the passing game -- now that he's in his third season as the starter, and his second operating coordinator Al Borges' spread-West Coast scheme.