The No. 2 Michigan Wolverines are on fire in the 2023 season, and one player is stealing the show. Senior running back Blake Corum is solidifying his status as one of the greatest U-M backs of all time. His exceptional performance in the recent game against Indiana has left fans in awe.
In a dominant display of skill and determination, Corum scored two rushing touchdowns, contributing to Michigan's resounding 52-7 victory in front of their home crowd in Ann Arbor. With this achievement, Corum surpassed the touchdown records held by Michigan legends Mike Hart and Denard Robinson, elevating himself to the third spot in the university's history books. Only Tyrone Wheatley and Anthony Thomas have more career touchdowns at Michigan than Corum.
Corum's remarkable season doesn't stop there. With a total of 12 touchdowns, he currently leads all running backs in the country. His extraordinary talent and hard work have earned him national recognition and put him in the spotlight of NFL scouts.
However, after the conclusion of the 2022 season, Corum faced a monumental decision. He had to choose between pursuing his NFL dreams or staying at the University of Michigan for another year. In a move that surprised many, Corum decided to postpone his NFL aspirations. His reason? To contribute to Michigan's quest for a national championship and further cement his legacy as a Michigan football legend.
Corum expressed his commitment to the team and his unwavering belief in their potential, stating, “I will be back at the University of Michigan ready to excel and just do everything we’ve been doing, but really to just finish it all. We’re so close, and I believe in my teammates. I believe in the new team, team 144. It’s going to be a beautiful thing."
He acknowledged the challenges ahead, acknowledging the hard work and sacrifices required, saying, "It's going to take a bunch of work, a lot of blood sweat and tears, but I'm ready to run it back. I'm ready to continue to be in the community. I'm going to get my degree and leave my legacy."
As Corum prepares to embark on his final chapter as a Michigan Wolverine, his decision to prioritize team success over personal gain has earned him admiration from fans and teammates alike. His dedication, talent, and unwavering spirit make him one of the most exciting players to watch in college football.
With each game, Blake Corum is etching his name in Michigan football history. As he continues to carry the Wolverines towards their championship dreams, fans can't help but eagerly anticipate his next record-breaking performance.