Jim Harbaugh Thinks Jabrill Peppers Should Win The Heisman Trophy

first_imgJabrill Peppers of the Michigan Wolverines leaves the field after a 20-10 win over the Indiana Hoosiers.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 19: Jabrill Peppers #5 of the Michigan Wolverines leaves the field after a 20-10 win over the Indiana Hoosiers on November 19, 2016 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jabrill Peppers plays all over the field for Michigan, and had a monster game in Michigan’s 78-0 dismantling of Rutgers. Jim Harbaugh thinks he should win this year’s Heisman Trophy.On top of being part of a Wolverines defense that pitched a shutout and held the Scarlet Knights to a total of 38 yards on the day, Peppers scored two touchdowns and rushed for 74 yards on just three carries, and had an absolutely spectacular punt return touchdown that was ultimately called back.Peppers was a force for Michigan, and his head coach believes he deserves the sport’s highest honor.Jim Harbaugh on Jabrill Peppers: “In my humble opinion we’re looking at the Heisman Trophy winner.”— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) October 9, 2016Harbaugh also says the New Jersey native, who put together the monster performance in his home state, is the most versatile player he’s coached.Asked Harbaugh if he’s ever coached a more versatile player than Jabrill Peppers. “No.” & couldn’t come up w/ anyone he didn’t coach either.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) October 9, 2016″Jim Thorpe! Maybe that’s a good comparison? That just came to mind.” — Harbaugh, a few minutes later https://t.co/G5EsHthBTu— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) October 9, 2016Not many guys are drawing a Jim Thorpe comparison, even if Harbaugh is a bit biased towards his superstar.Jabrill Peppers is likely running behind Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson in the Heisman race, but he could gain ground if the Wolverines keep winning, and he keeps dazzling on every side of the ball. The last defense-first player to win the Heisman was another Michigan defensive back who also dazzled on offense and special teams: Charles Woodson. Jackson’s numbers may be tough to overcome if the Cardinals win out, but we look forward to seeing Peppers do his best to make it a real race.last_img

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