Saturday, January 28, 2012

Barrack Obama gives Denard Robinson a Presidential shout-out.

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson got just about the biggest shout-out one can get in America when a very special visitor to the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, MI dropped his name in a speech. The visitor in question was President Barrack Obama.

 “Where’s Denard? I thought I read that he was in the house,” Obama said as he started a speech on the affordability of college.

And it didn’t stop there. A student hollered “Denard Robinson in 2012!” Obama replied: “He’s got to graduate before he runs for president. There’s an age limit.” 

He finished the thought by playing to the Wolverine crowd. “It’s good to be in the home of the Sugar Bowl champions. And with Denard coming back, it will be a team to be reckoned with,” he said.

Robinson thanked the President for the shout-out later through a statement released by the University. 

"Seeing President Obama speak is something I'll never forget. Him calling me out, I didn't even know he knew who I was. It was an honor, though. A lot of people ask why I went to Michigan ... in the last month, I was part of a team that won the Sugar Bowl, and I got to see the President of the United States speak on the same field our team practices on. Like our fight song says, the leaders and best."

(via the Detroit Free Press)

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