Donovan Edwards Will Return to Michigan

With four simple words, Michigan running back Donovan Edwards made hundreds of thousands of Wolverine fans very happy.

“Michigan fans…I’m back.”

Donovan Edwards' Blistering Start for Michigan in CFP National Championship  Left Fans Stunned - Sports Illustrated

Blake Corum was Michigan’s undisputed RB1 and an absolute legend during his time there, but Edwards has had some of the most impressive runs in Michigan history over the last two seasons. His 75- and 85-yard touchdown runs against Ohio State in Columbus last year, as well as his 41- and 46-yard touchdown scampers against Washington in the national championship game, will be remembered as some of the most iconic plays ever made by a player wearing a winged helmet.

As a junior, Edwards did not produce as many expected, gaining only 393 yards on 113 carries and scoring three times. He obviously left his mark on the title game, but fans expected it to be the same all year. In three years, Edwards has 1,662 yards on 294 carries and 15 touchdowns. The West Bloomfield product has also proven to be a dynamic receiver out of the backfield. He has 68 receptions for 714 yards and three additional touchdowns as a Pass catcher. Not for nothing, Edwards is 3-for-3 passing for 108 yards and a touchdown. Another iconic play came in the 2021 Big Ten Championship game against Iowa, when Edwards connected with Roman Wilson for a 75-yard touchdown pass.

With Edwards back, along with Kalel Mullings and incoming freshman Jordan Marshall ready to tote the rock, Michigan is set at running back. If Alex Orji ends up winning the job at quarterback, Michigan’s already-scary rushing attack could be even more terrifying for defenders.

 

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