Michigan's Peppers named consensus All-American
Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers, whose football skills were described by coach Jim Harbaugh as “mind-boggling," is a consensus All-American.
He joins a long list of former Wolverines, the most recent, former center David Molk (2011), who share the honor.
The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) released its All-America team list on Wednesday morning, and Peppers was named at linebacker. Tight end Jake Butt, the Mackey Award winner, and Jourdan Lewis, the Big Ten’s Defensive Back of the Year, also made first team.
Offensive lineman Kyle Kalis is an AFCA second-team member.
Peppers, voted by his teammates the Wolverines’ MVP, which was announced Tuesday night at the annual football bust, was named All-American by the AP, Sporting News, Walter Camp and Football Writers Association of America along with AFCA, which makes him a consensus All-America.
Harbaugh told the banquet crowd Tuesday night that considering all the things Peppers has been asked to do on defense, offense and special teams, “it’s mind-boggling he does it all and does it so very well at the very highest level.”