Denard Robinson Heisman Trophy Photo: Is This a Sign?
Denard Robinson Photo: Same Pose as Heisman Trophy
University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson doesn't jsut have the stats to be considered for the Heisman Trophy- he also looks that part, thanks to a widely-circulated photo of Denard Robinson in the Heisman Trophy pose mid-game.
Photographer Sam Wolson captured Denard Robinson in mid-play, stiff-arming Notre Dame linebacker Matni te'o as he carried the ball. Denard Robinson is in the same pose as the player atop the Heisman Trophy. Compare them: Denard Robinson Heisman Trophy Pose vs Heisman Trophy.
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This photo will give Denard Robinson something else for which to be famous, besides an unwillingness to tie his shoes. Sam Wolson himself didn't realize quite what he had captured, just seeing it as a dramatic moment captured in a technical sense. His colleague, Max Collins, noticed the Heisman Trophy likeness:
"He was, like, ‘Dude, you've got to put this photo up on the AP,'" Wolson said. "And I said, ‘Why? It's a cool photo, but it's not anything fantastic.' And he said, ‘No, you don't understand. It looks exactly like the fucking Heisman pose!'"
Robinson leads the nation with 455 rushing yards, including 258 against Notre Dame, and has thrown for 430 yards in two victories that have moved the Wolverines into the poll at No. 22.