Jabrill Peppers 5
Jabrill  Peppers


East Orange, N.J.

High School:
Paramus Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205





Minor, Peppers Named 2016-17 U-M Athletes of the Year

Minor, Peppers Named 2016-17 U-M Athletes of the Year


NFL Draft First Round: Peppers to Cleveland, Charlton to Dallas

NFL Draft First Round: Peppers to Cleveland, Charlton to Dallas


Kornacki: Jabrill's NFL Combine Experience

Kornacki: Jabrill's NFL Combine Experience


Peppers Declares for Early Entry into NFL Draft

Peppers Declares for Early Entry into NFL Draft


Peppers Tabbed Finalist for Lombardi Award

Football's Peppers Tabbed Finalist for Lombardi Award



Tackles: 11 - UCF, 2016
TFL: 4 - UCF, 2016
Pass Breakups: 3 - Northwestern, 2015
Receptions: 3- Indiana, 2015
Yards: 99 - Colorado, 2016
Long: 54 - Colorado, 2016

At Michigan
• 2016 Paul Hornug Award winner as the nation's most versatile player
• 2016 Lott IMPACT Trophy winner
• 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist; placed fifth in the final balloting
• Two-year letterman
• Has appeared in 27 games, making 25 starts on defense
• Has also contributed on special teams and offense
• 2016 Consensus All-American
• 2015 Sporting News All-America second team
• 2015 CBS Sports All-America second team
• First player in Big Ten history to win three individual awards (2016, Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year, Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year and Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year)
•Big Ten's Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year in 2015
• 2016 Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist
• 2015-16 Paul Hornung Award Finalist
• 2015 All-Big Ten first team (coaches and media)
• 2015 All-Big Ten second team return specialist (coaches)
• Three-time All-Big Ten Honoree; 2015-16 first team (coaches and media); 2015 honorable mention return specialist (media)

Junior (2016)
• Bo Schembechler Award - Voted Team MVP
• Paul Hornung Award Winner
• Lott IMPACT Trophy Winner
• Heisman Trophy finalist; 5th place in final balloting
• Maxwell Award Finalist
• Chuck Bednarik Award Finalist
• Bronko Nagurski Trophy Finalist
• Walter Camp Player of the Year Finalist
• Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist
• Rotary Lombardi Award finalist
• Unanimous First Team All-American
• Big Ten's Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year
• Big Ten's Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year
• Big Ten's Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year
• All-Big Ten First Team Linebacker and Return Specialist (coaches and media)
• American Football Coaches Association All-America first team
• Associated Press All-America first team
• Football Writers Association All-America first team
• Big Ten co- Defensive Player of the Week against Colorado (Sept. 17)
• Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week against Colorado (Sept. 17)
• Pro Football Focus College NCAA Team of the Week honoree against Rutgers (Oct. 8)
• Pro Football Focus College Big Ten Team of the Week honoree against UCF (Sept. 10), Colorado (Sept. 17), and Rutgers (Oct. 8)
• Was the team's Defensive Player of the Game after games against UCF, Colorado and Michigan State (co-)
• Was the team's Special Teams Player of the Game against Colorado
• Played in 12 games
• Tallied eight tackles, two TFLs and one sack vs. Hawaii (Sept. 3)
• Recorded 11 stops, four TFLs and assisted on a sack against UCF (Sept. 10)
• Recorded his first career punt return touchdown against Colorado (Sept. 17)
• Had a 53-yard return against Penn State (Sept. 24)
• Made three stops against Wisconsin (Oct. 1)
• Had three carries for 74 yards, including a career-long 63-yard run, and two rushing touchdowns at Rutgers (Oct. 8), and added three stops on defense
• Took two kickoff returns for a total of 58 yards against Illinois (Oct. 22) and carried the ball five times for nine yards on offense, in addition to making two solo stops
• Tallied seven tackles, two for loss, including a sack at Michigan State (Oct. 29)
• Carried the ball 5 times for 29 yards, including a touchdown, and scored a two point conversion by returning a fumble recovery on Michigan State's failed two point conversion attempt (Oct. 29)
• Made six stops against Maryland (Nov. 5) and carried the ball twice for 19 yards
• Recorded five solo tackles at Iowa (Nov. 12) and totaled 35 yards on punt and kickoff returns
• Made five stops with two tackles for loss and a pass breakup against Indiana (Nov. 19)
• Posted seven tackles and first career interception at Ohio State (Nov. 26), boasting a 44-yard kickoff return and a five-yard punt return against the Buckeyes
• Missed the Orange Bowl vs. Florida State (Dec. 30) after suffering a hamstring injury the day before the game

Sophomore (2015)
• Has appeared in 12 games at defensive back, making 12 starts; also contributing on offense and return game
• at Utah (Sept. 3): Made a career-high eight tackles, including two for loss
• Oregon State (Sept. 12): Tallied three tackles and a pass breakup
• BYU (Sept. 26): Recorded two tackles, including a TFL
• at Maryland (Oct. 3): Made two tackles and added a pass breakup
• Northwestern (Oct. 10): Tallied five tackles, including 1.5 for loss; Set a career best with three pass breakups
• Michigan State (Oct. 17): Tallied two tackles; Made his first career reception; Had a career-high 35 yards and two catches with a long of 28 yards
• at Minnesota: (Oct. 31): Ran 4 times for 19 yards and his first-career touchdown; Added three total tackles and two pass breakups
• Rutgers (Nov. 7): Contributed six tackles, including 1.0 TFL; rushed for an 18-yard touchdown
• at Indiana (Nov. 14): Recorded a career-best three catches for 16 yards; Tallied five tackles, three of which were solos
• at Penn State (Nov. 21): Made three tackles and broke up three passes; Rushed five times for 19 yards
• Ohio State (Nov. 28): Posted five solo tackles; Rushed for 30 yards on seven carries; Caught two passes for 25 yards

Freshman (2014)
• Appeared in three games, making one start
• Appalachian State (Aug. 30): Made first career start
• Miami (OH) (Sept. 13): Recorded career-high three tackles and returned one punt for six yards.
• Utah (Sept. 20): Matched career high with three tackles

• Four-time NJSIAA Group 4 state champion
• Attended Paramus Catholic High School (2014) for junior and senior seasons, coached by Chris Partridge
• Attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, N.J. for freshman and sophomore seasons, coached by Greg Toal
• Played defensive back and running back

Key Statistics
• Totaled 134 tackles, seven interceptions, 5.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks on defense and carried the ball 373 times for 3,059 yards and 43 touchdowns during career
• Also hauled in 57 receptions for 842 yards and 17 touchdowns
• Totaled 57 tackles and four interceptions as a senior
• Posted 77 tackles, three interceptions, 2.0 tackles for loss and one sack as a junior

• Named 2013 All-USA Defensive Player of the Year by USA TODAY as a senior
• First-team All-USA High School Football Team selection as a senior
• Participated in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game
• Also named team captain for Team Nitro

Other Sports
• Also lettered in track and field
• Won the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash at the New Jersey Meet of Championships as a junior and senior, becoming the second male in meet history to win both events in consecutive years
• Broke the New Jersey state record in the 200-meter dash, recording a time of 20.79 seconds at the Big North Championships as a junior.

• Jabrill Peppers was born on October 4, 1995
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, major undeclared.


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