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Michigan football star receives more high praise from Pro Football Focus

Michigan football running back Blake Corum is one of the top names in college football right now.



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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum (2) during warm ups before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan football team boasts an impressive running back room, with Heisman hopeful Blake Corum and rising star Donovan Edwards leading the pack. In fact, Pro Football Focus recently evaluated the top returning running backs in college football for the fall 2023 season, and Corum earned the highest ranking among all returning backs, securing the No. 1 spot nationally. It’s clear that Michigan’s running game will be a force to be reckoned with this upcoming season.

Michigan football star running back Blake Corum ranked the No. 1 returning RB in the nation

Pro Football Focus, a highly respected football analytics company, has ranked the Michigan Wolverines’ running back room as one of the best in college football for the 2023 season. Both Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards are ranked among the top 10 running backs in the nation, with Corum taking the coveted No. 1 spot on PFF’s list. In fact, Corum is the only Big Ten running back to make the list, which also includes notable names like Frank Gore Jr. and Bucky Irving.

Corum’s impressive performance during the 2022 season, where he nearly became a Heisman finalist, has earned him this top spot. Despite suffering a knee injury late in the season, Corum is expected to lead the Wolverines’ offense once again in the upcoming season. Although he missed spring ball due to his injury, Corum is poised to take on new challenges and lead the team to even greater success.

The bar has been set high for Corum, but his determination and talent suggest that he is more than capable of achieving even greater things in the upcoming season. As one of the most highly anticipated returning starters in the country, all eyes will be on Corum and the Wolverines as they strive for excellence on the field.

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball. Right now, CJ is the publisher of Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. Previously, CJ has made stops with Fansided, The Michigan Daily, and more.