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Jabrill Peppers Named Week 3’s Big Ten Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week

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Michigan’s do-it-all star achieves a Big Ten milestone.

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Jabrill Peppers did everything for #4 Michigan in its 45-28 comeback win over Colorado on Saturday afternoon. He carried the ball twice for 24 yards, made nine tackles, 3.5 of which were for loss, recorded one ferocious sack, and piled up 180 return yards, taking one punt 54 yards to the end zone for his first career special teams touchdown.

And the Big Ten recognized.

On Monday morning, Peppers was named the Big Ten’s co-Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week. He is the first player in Big Ten history to earn the Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week awards in the same week. This is the third and fourth Big Ten weekly awards in his career. Last season, Peppers twice was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week (October 12 vs. Northwestern; November 2 vs. Minnesota).

This not the first time Peppers has been noticed for his performance against the Buffaloes this past weekend. On Sunday, he and Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington were the two players to be named the Walter Camp Player of the Week.

Peppers shared the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week with Ohio State’s Jerome Baker. The Big Ten gave its Offensive Player of the Week to Ohio State’s Noah Brown and its Freshman Player of the Week to Nebraska’s Caleb Lightbourn.