Roy Roundtree has 203 receiving yards in his last two games, which is more than he had in the first eight games of the season. It was certainly worth the wait for the Michigan Wolverines as the team was desperate for someone to step up and create some plays with Denard Robinson out with an injury.
Roundtree made the biggest play of the day for the Wolverines on Saturday against the Northwestern Wildcats. He hauled in a 53-yard catch that was tipped up in the air with just two seconds left, to set up a game-tying field goal. The Wolverines would go on to win the game 38-31 in overtime.
The fifth-year senior finished the contest with 139 yards and had a season-high five receptions. He also now has 2,102 yards receiving in his career at Michigan, which was good enough to pass Derrick Alexander and move into 12th on the school’s all-time list.
Roundtree’s abilities at the wide receiver position are even more impressive when you consider that he is a little undersized. At just 6-feet and 180 lbs, making incredible catches like he did at the end of the Northwestern game, may have turned the heads of a few scouts. Roundtree’s ability to stay positive during his struggles early on in the year is also a reason why he was able to bust out of a slump.
The Wolverines will face an Iowa Hawkeyes team this Saturday that is falling fast, and then an undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes squad to close out the regular season. You know Roundtree would love nothing more than to spoil the rival Buckeyes perfect season.
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