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Khalid Hill, Jabrill Peppers named early-season All Americans

See where some Wolverines landed as we examine the early-season All Americans list by Pro Football Focus (PFF).

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Khalid Hill (Fullback)

The converted tight end to fullback is taking full advantage of Jim Harbaugh’s love for the fullback position he brought with him to Ann Arbor. In just four games this season, the senior has already toted the rock in for 4 touchdowns. Look for his touches near the goal line to continue throughout the rest of the season. There may not be a fullback in the country that brings a more complete running, pass catching, and blocking package than what Hill brings to the table. The man is a running refrigerator in a winged helmet, good luck trying to stop him from the 1 yard line.

Jabrill Peppers (Linebacker)

Peppers shares the linebacking honors with Alabama’s Reuben Foster and UConn’s Junior Joseph. Picking up the new position unbelievably fast. In reality, it is really impressive to think a player in a brand new position can earn an award of this stature this early in the year. It proves to us once again that Jabrill’s football IQ and overall athletic ability are off the charts. I’m convinced he could play almost any position, and do almost anything for his team. I wouldn’t be surprised if we got footage of Peppers loading equipment on the team truck, chopping vegetables for team dinner, maybe even ripping ticket stubs at the gate before the game. #5 does it all.

Browse the Complete PFF early-season All-American roster here:


QB: Lamar Jackson, Louisville

RB: Curtis Samuel, Ohio State

FB: Khalid Hill, Michigan

WR: Chad Hansen, Cal; Amba Etta-Tawo, Syracuse

Slot WR: Ryan Swutzer, North Carolina

TE: Evan Engram, Ole Miss

OT: Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin, Connor Williams, Notre Dame

C: Austin Schlottmann, TCU


DE: Myles Garrett, Texas A&M; Arden Key, LSU

DT: Jonathon Allen, Alabama; Jake Replogle, Purdue

LB: Reuben Foster, Alabama; Jabrill Peppers, Michigan; Junior Joseph, UConn

CB: Howard Wilson, Houston; Chris Jones, Nebraska

Slot CB: Mike Tyson, Cincinnati

Safety: Marcus Williams, Utah; Nate Gerry, Nebraska

Special Teams:

PK: Zane Gonzales, Arizona State

P: Austin Rehkow, Idaho

Return: Quandree Henderson, Pittsburgh