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Video: Jabrill Peppers overcomes the odds to find success


Jabrill Peppers is a bonafide college football star. With speed, strength, power and the ability to play several positions, he is the marquee name on a dominant Michigan Wolverines defense.

It seems that he is bound to play professional ball on Sunday’s once his time is college is done. But his road to college football stardom wasn’t lined with green pastures.

Peppers struggled to keep his head above water and stay focused on playing football with everything that was join on around him. His father was arrested for illegal firearms possession and his brother was shot and killed outside of a restaurant in New Jersey at only 20 years old.

With only his mother to lean on, Peppers took all of the hardship and tribulations he experienced early in his life and channeled his inner Bobby Boucher; he turned it into his tackling fuel.

Peppers was one of the top prospects coming out of high school in 2014 ultimately chose to attend Michigan, leaving his native New Jersey. It appears that was a heady decision, as Peppers is well on his way to being a top pick in the NFL draft.

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