Peppers nets double Big Ten weekly honors
Do-everything Jabrill Peppers was named the Big Ten’s Co-Defensive and Special Teams player of the week for his performance in Michigan’s 45-28 win over Colorado last Saturday.
Peppers is the first Big Ten player to earn both of those honors in the same week — the special teams category was added in 1994.
“I can’t think of another player like Jabrill. I know there’s not another player I’ve coached like him,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. “The unique thing is all the positions he could play.”
Harbaugh rattled off all the positions Peppers has played in each phase of the game.
“He’s done them all well,” he said. “There’s other positions he could do and be good at.
“He’s a special type of athlete, a special type of football player.”
Peppers had 204 all-purpose yards last week, including a 54-yard punt return for a touchdown. He had 99 punt return yards, increasing his nation-leading yardage total to 173.