Denard Robinson has joined the Jacksonville University football staff, the school has announced. He will be an offensive analyst and also work with the club's special teams.
“We’re thrilled that Denard is joining our football family here at Jacksonville University,” Dolphins head coach Ian Shields said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of experience within the game to our program and will be a real asset for us.”
Jacksonville is an FCS school that competes in the non-scholarship Pioneer Football League.
Robinson played quarterback at Michigan from 2009-12, where he was among the most threatening dual-threat signal callers in the nation. An FWAA First Team All-American in 2010, he threw for 2,570 yards and rushed for 1,702 more, accounting for 32 total touchdowns. For his career, Robinson threw for 6,250 yards, rushed for 4,495 and totaled 91 touchdowns. He won the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year award as a sophomore and was the Big Ten's First Team all-conference quarterback as a sophomore and a junior.
Robinson led the Wolverines to a victory in the 2012 Sugar Bowl, to date the maize and blue's only New Year's Six victory since winning the 2000 Orange Bowl.
A fifth-round selection of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013, Robinson played four seasons at running back, compiling 1,041 rushing yards, 310 receiving yards and five total touchdowns.
He played for the AAF's Atlanta Legends earlier this year, and is now set to begin his coaching career in his adopted home town.
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