Jabrill Peppers just made his case for the Heisman Trophy a little bit harder to ignore. In what has been a game decided primarily by defense, Peppers secured the first interception of his collegiate career.
A tip drill interception, Peppers kept with the play a ripped off a nice return to set up the Wolverines offense with great field position.
Peppers has been the spark plug for the Wolverines all season long. Capable of playing and excelling in all phases of the game, he is so freakishly athletic he doesn’t have a set position.
Credit coach Jim Harbaugh for recognizing a playmaker of Peppers caliber and doing whatever he can to put him on the field, even return kicks.
Peppers is considered a dark horse to win the Heisman trophy this year, with Lamar Jackson the runaway favorite to this point.
With precious little time left in the year, the ballots may be as good as sealed already, but don’t tell Jabrill Peppers that. He doesn’t seem interested in hearing any of it.