Jabrill Peppers 5
Jabrill  Peppers

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
East Orange, N.J.

High School:
Paramus Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
LB/DB

Birthdate:
10/04/1995

Experience:
Jr.


12/05/2016

Peppers Named Heisman Trophy Finalist

Peppers a Finalist for College Football's Top Honor

11/30/2016

Peppers Named Walter Camp, Lott IMPACT Finalist

Peppers Named Walter Camp, Lott IMPACT Finalist

11/29/2016

Peppers, Lewis Lead All 11 Defenders Honored by B1G

Peppers, Lewis Lead All 11 Defenders Honored by B1G

11/21/2016

Peppers Tabbed Finalist for Bednarik, Maxwell Awards

Peppers Tabbed Finalist for Bednarik, Maxwell Awards

11/17/2016

Peppers Named Finalist for Nagurski, Hornung Awards

Football's Peppers a Finalist for Nagurski, Hornung Awards

CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

CAREER HIGHS

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
• 2015 letterman
• Has appeared in 27 games, making 25 starts on defense
• Has also contributed on special teams and offense
• 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
• 2016 Lott IMPACT Trophy Finalist
• 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)
• 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
• Has played in all 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

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

Prep
• 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

Honors
• 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.

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

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