Michigan RB Blake Corum Thanks God for National Championship Game

Photo from Blake Corum’s Instagram

Michigan RB Blake Corum Thanks God for National Championship Game

By Movieguide® Contributor

Michigan football’s Blake Corum had his chance in the College Football Playoffs this year after he witnessed his team lose to TCU from the sidelines last year.

This year, Corum, the Wolverines’ top running back, secured Michigan a spot in the College Football National Championship.

The team took the game into overtime. With one drive, Corum ran the ball for a 17-yard touchdown, which put the yellow and blue ahead 27-20 over the Crimson Tide. From then on, Michigan’s defense went to work and stopped Alabama’s quarterback, Jalen Milroe, to secure the win.

After the game, Corum told ESPN’s Holly Rowe his feelings about the moment.

“I don’t really know what to say right now. I’m just blessed. I want to thank God for allowing me to be here. This time last year, I wasn’t here, so I just want to thank God.”

“Corum has rushed for 3,526 yards in the last three seasons, 1,463 of which came in 2022 when he was a unanimous first-team All-American. He will go down as one of the greatest running backs to ever wear the maize and blue, but Corum’s legacy in Ann Arbor is defined as much by the work he’s done off the field as what he’s accomplished on it,” Sports Spectrum reported.

In 2021, Corum told GOOD MORNING AMERICA, “Football is my passion, but giving back is my purpose.”

“My parents always taught me: Believe in God. And God always gave. And so, give back,” he added.

To do this, Corum began the “Giving Back to 2 Give Thanks” initiative, and this November, he partnered with several organizations to hand out over 600 turkeys.

The running back also led a toy drive and collected over 20,000.

“We made an impact this Christmas. Thank you to everyone who came out to support at my toy drive earlier this month! I appreciate every person who not only donated a toy to bless a child in need this year, but also waited in the longest line I’ve ever seen,” he posted on Instagram.

Because of his drive to give back, he was awarded the captain of the Allstate AFCA God Works Team.

In his acceptance speech, Corum said, “I’m a firm believer in Christ. Acts 20:35 says: ‘In all things I have shown you about working hard, in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”’ That’s why I’m here.”

“I’m more than an athlete,” he continued. “God has blessed me not only with athletic abilities but the ability to give. The ability to put smiles on people’s faces. The ability to make people laugh. That’s what it’s all about. Life is about the small things — the smiles, the laughs, the get-togethers. That’s what I believe…Serving is what I believe God put me on this earth to do. I will continue to serve and bring communities together as long as I’m on this earth.”