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Could the Wolverines' triple-threat add a Heisman Trophy to his resume?

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Michigan football's Swiss Army knife Jabrill Peppers has received a ton of praise thrown his way in his young career dating back to his high school days.

Last season was his first full year of college football and he, for the most part, backed up the hype in almost every way possible. Peppers was a playmaker on defense, offense and in the return game and was arguably one of Michigan's most valuable assets.

The hype around him has continued to grow and some believe he is a Heisman Trophy contender.'s Chase Goodbread lists him as one of the 16 players to watch for the award in 2016.

Here is what Goodbread had to say:

Like USC's Adoree' Jackson, Peppers is a three-way talent who is a Heisman darkhorse because he's primarily a defensive player. But he has a lot going for him: He can play all sorts of positions (linebacker, safety, cornerback, running back, wide receiver, kickoff and punt returner), he plays for a prominent program and he's extraordinarily fun to watch. Like Jackson, to have any chance, he'll need to be the clear MVP on a team that goes into late November with some playoff momentum.

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