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The Detroit News
Jabrill Peppers

Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers is one of four finalists for the Paul Hornung Award, it was announced Thursday by the Louisville Sports Commission.

The Hornung Award is presented annually to the player in major college football that makes a significant impact during big games and elevates their team's performance through leadership displayed by excelling in multiple roles.

Peppers, a redshirt freshman, is a three-way player for the Wolverines and helped lead them to an 8-2 record.

Peppers has played 809 snaps so far this season, averaging more than 80 per game. Of those snaps, 635 have come on defense, 150 on special teams and 24 on offense.

The other finalists are USC receiver and return specialist Adoree Jackson, Stanford all-purpose star Christian McCaffrey and Mississippi defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche, also a part-time running back.