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Jabrill Peppers named Michigan Athlete of the Year for 2016-17

Jabrill_Mich_athleteofyearWEBHe was a national All-American, a Heisman Trophy finalist and anchored a Michigan defense that led the nation in four separate categories.

His teammates voted him team MVP, and he was regarded as the nation’s most versatile player.

Jabrill Peppers was named male athlete of the year at the University of Michigan on Monday, alongside Brienne Minor (women’s tennis).

Peppers played 15 different positions for the Michigan football team in 2016, a season that saw the Wolverines go 10-3 and suffer a one-point loss to Florida State in the Orange Bowl.

He won the Lott IMPACT Trophy for the nation’s most versatile player, was a consensus All-American and earned the Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year, Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year and Rodgers-White Specialist of the Year awards from the Big Ten.

Peppers finished 2016 with 72 tackles, third-best on the team, and led Michigan in tackles for loss (16). He added four sacks, an interception and averaged 14.8 yards per punt return.

As a ball carrier, he rushed for 167 yards, scored three touchdowns and had two catches.

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