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‘Love for Michigan’ draws running back Blake Corum back to Wolverines in 2023

Michigan running back Blake Corum (2) is seen on the field on crutches before the start of the Fiesta Bowl against TCU on Saturday, Dec. 31 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

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Blake Corum is running back to Michigan.

A Heisman candidate for most of last season, Corum announced his plans to play for the Wolverines in 2023 on the “Rich Eisen Show” on Monday and followed with a statement shared via social media.

“My goals have always been about leaving an enduring legacy at the winningest program in the history of college football. Motivated by my profound love for Michigan and commitment to my education, I have decided to return for another season. It is an honor to be a student-athlete at the University of Michigan.”

ESPN reported the 2023 NFL Draft was only a brief consideration for Corum due to December knee surgery. He would not likely have been cleared to test and compete in pre-draft workouts.

Corum finished 11th in the nation in rushing with 1,463 yards and fifth with 18 touchdowns without playing in the Big Ten championship game or College Football Playoff semifinal loss to TCU. Corum required left knee surgery to repair an injury he suffered Nov. 19 against Illinois.

The junior logged two carries against Illinois and attempted to play with a brace against rival Ohio State, but was limited again to two carries.

–Field Level Media