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Would Denard Robinson run track?

11/2/2011

After Denard Robinson's freshman year at Michigan, the speedy quarterback briefly became a two-sport athlete.

He ran indoor track.

It made sense, not only because he's one of the fastest players in college football. Robinson finished third in the 100 meters at the Florida Class 4A state track championships in 2008 as a high school senior and was part of a state title relay team for Deerfield Beach High in Florida.

Now, he's contemplating doing it again.

"We'll see," Robinson said. "The track coach is always talking to me, and the track teammates, they are always like 'When are we going to see you back on the track team?'

"We'll see."

Robinson didn't rule out a return to indoor, although he said it would have to come after Michigan's football season ends and it needs to not conflict with the Wolverines' spring football practice. He said Wednesday he won't even broach the subject with Michigan football coach Brady Hoke until after the Wolverines finish this season.

Otherwise, he's open to it -- especially if it keeps him healthy and in shape.

"Yeah, if it makes sense, I would," Robinson said. "We'll see what happens."

If he returns, he'd be an asset. In 2010, Robinson posted the best 60-meter dash time for a Michigan runner during the indoor season, running in 6.81 seconds against Ohio State.