ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Last Sunday, four days before his NFL pro day and the final chance to impress scouts and general managers that he's worth millions of dollars, Denard Robinson found a couple hours to slip in something of a calf workout. He did it by securing a spot on the aisle of the sixth row of Section 126 at the University of Michigan's Crisler Center, a.k.a. the Maize Rage student cheering section.
There he spent two hours hopping up and down, clapping in rhythm, and taking part in a series of choreographed cheers and dances to lift the Wolverine basketball team past Indiana. (Alas it didn't work: The Hoosiers won 72-71).
Robinson said he planned on studying later that night, most likely for a challenging physics class, one of five courses he's taking this semester so he can earn a degree in sociology.
"I'm graduating on May 4," he said matter-of-factly during halftime of Sunday's basketball game, before proudly flashing his trademark smile.
In short, Shoelace Robinson is just your typical college senior here in Ann Arbor, wrapping up his school work with an eye on the job market.