Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 6/25/12

Michigan Football quarterback Denard Robinson was in New York this weekend and had a little fun at Citi Field. According to the below tweet from Michigan AD David Brandon, Robinson was in the Big Apple to speak to 600 8th graders.

Check out Denard Robinson’s Friday: In NY speaking to 600 8th graders @umichfootball and Mets’ fun ow.ly/bNh1P @BTNBrentYarina

— Dave Brandon (@DaveBrandonAD) June 25, 2012

Mets owner Fred Wilpon is a Michigan graduate (1958) and he showed Robinson around Citi Field. Robinson swapped jerseys with Mets 3B David Wright which made for a great photo.

David Wright and @umichfootball star quarterback @DenardX swap jerseys in the #Mets clubhouse before tonight’s game. twitter.com/Mets/status/21…

— New York Mets (@Mets) June 22, 2012

Denard Robinson (@DenardX) checks out Citi Field with Mets COO Jeff Wilpon. @umichfootball twitter.com/Mets/status/21…

— New York Mets (@Mets) June 22, 2012

Robinson is nothing short of a rockstar. When Michigan Basketball played host to and defeated Ohio State this past season, the game was on ESPN. Robinson was embedded with the Maize Rage and having a great time. From my perch on press row I was able to observe Robinson have his picture taken with Erin Andrews. When the photo op was over, Andrews pulled a camera out of her pocket and had a photo taken for her personal collection. On that night I saw countless people, including Michigan recruit Shane Morris, get their picture taken with Erin Andrews. The only time she pulled a camera out of her pocket for an extra photo was during the encounter with Denard Robinson. Our Michigan Basketball photographer, Todd White, was on hand to capture that moment.

Erin Andrews gets her picture taken with Denard Robinson.
-photo by Todd White (isportsweb)

The electrifying QB is entering his senior campaign and it figures to be a special one. He will have a unique opportunity to showcase his talents on September 1st, when Michigan opens the season against the defending national champions from Alabama.  Rewind to 2009 when Robinson was on a recruiting visit to Michigan. The below photo was snapped of Robinson gazing at Tom Harmon’s Heisman Trophy. Was that moment a foreshadowing of a Heisman in Denard Robinson’s future?

Will Robinson become Michigan’s 4th Heisman Trophy winner?

There is no doubt that Robinson would love to become Michigan’s 4th Heisman Trophy winner. However, a Big Ten Championship is the prize he has set his sites on. Robinson is the ultimate teammate, always praising his linemen, receivers or backs. He is the unquestioned leader of Team 133 and is on the brink of what could be a season for the ages.

Once the dust settles on the 2012 season, where do you think Robinson will land on this list – Michigan Football’s All-Time Best Quarterbacks

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