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Posted on Mon, Nov 29, 2010 : 7:11 p.m.
Michigan's Denard Robinson named Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Year, other Wolverines honored
By Pete Bigelow
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson was voted the Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Year on Monday by both media members and coaches after compiling 3,959 total yards and 30 touchdowns this season.
"It's just great to be on the Michigan campus," Robinson said when asked about the award on the Big Ten Network. "It's great to be out there playing with teammates and having fun."
In an unusual move, Big Ten coaches voted Robinson their Offensive Player of the Year, but did not include him as their quarterback on their first or second teams. Those spots went to Northwestern's Dan Persa and Wisconsin's Scott Tolzien, respectively.
"I think the coaches got it right," Big Ten Network analyst Gerry DiNardo said of the split.
Media members voted Robinson to their first-team QB spot and added Persa to their second team.
Robinson wasn't the only Wolverine honored Monday night. Coaches voted center David Molk to their first team.Receiver Roy Roundtree was voted to the second-team media selections.
On the defensive side, media members voted linebacker Jonas Mouton to a spot on the second-team defense while coaches honored defensive tackle Mike Martin on their second team.
Overall, nine different Ohio State players were honored on the media and coaches first teams, which was an increase over the two the Buckeyes earned last year.
Purdue's Ryan Kerrigan took Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors, while Michigan State's Mark Dantonio was the conference's coach of the year. Wisconsin running back James Davis took Freshman of the Year honors.
Here's Dantonio speaking about his coach of the year award: