Key to '12 -- No. 7 Fitz Toussaint
August, 23, 2012
By Michael Rothstein | ESPN Insider
Dennis Wierzbicki/US PresswireFitzgerald Toussaint surged ahead in a crowded backfield and rushed for 1,041 yards in 2011.Over the next two weeks, WolverineNation will break down the 10 players who need to play to the peak of their abilities for Michigan to have its best possible season, going from 10 all the way to No. 1.
At the beginning of last season, he was in the middle of a competition, a player who had potential but little expectations to have the breakout season he did. By the middle of last season, though, Fitzgerald Toussaint became Michigan’s featured running back and ended up rushing for 1,041 yards in essentially 10 games last season.
Now, whenever he returns to the field from a suspension for a drunken driving arrest on July 21, Toussaint must hit that same potential almost immediately for Michigan to have success. He showed he could be a 1,000-yard rusher despite missing games last season and he’ll have to do it again, this time fighting off the emerging Thomas Rawls as much as opposing defenders.
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