Michigan names Robinson, Kovacs captains

Denard Robinson and Jordan Kovacs have clearly been two leaders of the Michigan football team.

Sunday night, it was made official. Robinson and Kovacs were chosen as the captains of the 2012 Wolverines by a vote of their teammates.

“Denard and Jordan are two guys who represent what Michigan football stands for, on and off the field, and they certainly are deserving of being named team captains,” Brady Hoke said in a statement. “They have played a lot of football here.  

“I know they will do a great job of leading the seniors and Team 133.”

Hoke has praised both seniors for their leadership skills since spring camp, but they produce on the field as well.

Robinson is considered a Heisman Trophy candidate. Kovacs is on the preseason watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given to the best defensive player in college football.

Michigan’s Charles Woodson won both trophies in 1997.