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Former Michigan QB Denard Robinson joins NFL team as assistant coach

‘Shoelace’ is joining the NFL coaching ranks.

Ohio State Buckeyes v Michigan Wolverines 11-24-2012 Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images

Former Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson was one of the most prolific playmakers in the history of the program. Now, “Shoelace” has a new path after his playing career has seemingly come to a close.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Jacksonville Jaguard have hired Robinson as an offensive quality control assistant, giving him his first foot in the door on an NFL coaching staff.

Robinson was a fifth-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2013 and was selected as a running back after spending his college career as one of the best dual-threat players in college football. He has previous coaching experience as an offensive analyst at Jacksonville University.

Robinson — aside from his play on the field — might be best-known as the cover athlete for EA Sports’ NCAA Football 14, which was released in the fall of 2013 and was the last college football game produced before player likeness and compensation began to come under debate.

Robinson has 6,250 yards passing with 49 touchdowns at quarterback in his Michigan career. He also had 723 carries for 4,495 yards and 42 touchdowns and eclipsed Pat White at West Virginia for the most rushing yards ever by a quarterback.

For fun, let’s watch Robinson obliterate the Notre Dame defense under the lights.