Michigan star Jabrill Peppers made history in Week 3, becoming the first player to ever bring home Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week on the same weekend.
Peppers’ weekly honors came for his standout performance that led the Wolverines to a comeback win over the Colorado Buffaloes.
During the 45-28 win, Peppers totaled nine tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, 180 return yards and one return touchdown. The sophomore defensive back leads all players in the nation with 9.5 tackles for a loss this season.
Not only will performances like that continue to earn Peppers national recognition, they will also help his Heisman campaign.
Other Big Ten Weekly Awards went to Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown, who hauled in a catch of the year candidate against Oklahoma, and Brown’s teammate, Jerome Baker.
Baker won co-Defensive Player of the Week honors along with Peppers, while Baker was named the Offensive Player of the Week.
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