Jabrill Peppers wins 2016 Lott IMPACT Trophy
Jabrill Peppers didn’t come back to Ann Arbor with a Heisman Trophy, but he did return with another impressive individual award.
On Sunday night, Peppers received the 2016 Lott IMPACT Trophy, which is presented annually to the player that best exhibits the characteristics displayed by Ronnie Lott during his college and professional years.
Peppers won the award ahead of the likes of Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen, USC cornerback Adoree Jackson and Air Force safety Weston Steelhammer.
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It was the second straight year that a B1G player earned the award (Carl Nassib) and the first time in its 13-year history that a Michigan player received the honor.
That marked Peppers’ second national individual award. Last week, he earned the Paul Hornung Award as college football’s most-versatile player. He played 933 snaps at 15 different positions.
The redshirt sophomore led the Wolverines in tackles for loss (16) and helped fuel one of the nation’s top units. Michigan led FBS in pass defense, tackles for loss and third down conversion percentage allowed.
Peppers already became the first player to win three B1G individual awards and he’s been on seemingly every All-America team out there.
He’ll look to add to his growing list of accomplishments when his Wolverines take on Florida State in the Orange Bowl.