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Michigan All-Purpose Star Jabrill Peppers Named The WK 9 Lott IMPACT Player of the Week


NEWPORT BEACH, CA. – Michigan’s multi-purpose star Jabrill Peppers has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week for the second time this season.

The 6-1, 208-pound junior from East Orange, New Jersey, had another impressive all-around performance in the Wolverines’ critical win over Michigan State, 32-23.  Peppers not only had seven tackles (two for losses) and a sack, but he scored a rushing touchdown (from three yards), returned a kick, returned a punt, caught a pass and scooped up a fumble on a two-point conversion attempt, bringing it back 86 yards for two Michigan points late in the game.

“He picked up that option pitch (on the two-point failed conversion by Michigan State) and started running down … I was a little disappointed that parachutes didn’t deploy,” said Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh. “That’s what looked like was going to happen. … Impressive. Mercy.”

In recognition of Peppers’ performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at Michigan.

For the season, Peppers has played 13 different positions on offense, defense and special teams.  He has recorded 48 tackles, 12.5 tackles for losses and 3 sacks on defense.  He has rushed 15 times for 131 yards on offense and he has returned kicks and punts 425 yards on special teams.  He’s scored four times.

Michigan is 8-0 and ranked No. 2 in the country.


Other notable performances by players on the Lott IMPACT Watch List:

Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida: Led team with 7 tackles, had 2.5 tackles for losses and had one quarterback hurry in win over Georgia, 24-10.

Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC: Had six tackles, broke up one pass, returned two punts 33 yards and two kickoffs 56 yards in win over Cal, 45-24.

Micah Kiser, LB, Virginia: Had game high 14 tackles (three for losses), 2 sacks and a fumble recovery in loss to No. 5-ranked Louisville, 32-25.

Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State: Had nine tackles and broke up one pass in win over Northwestern, 24-20.

Drue Tranquill, S, Notre Dame: Led Irish with nine tackles in win over Miami, 30-27.

Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week Winners

Week 1 – Jack Cichy, Wisconsin

Week 2 – Calvin Munson, San Diego State

Week 3 – Jabrill Peppers, Michigan

Week 4 – Laiu Moeakiola, Arizona State

Week 5 – Ben Boulware, Clemson

Week 6 – Adoree’ Jackson, USC

Week 7 – Jack Cichy, Wisconsin

Week 8 – Jonathan Allen, Alabama

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