Jabrill Peppers continues to fill up box scores while giving opposing coaches nightmares on defense, offense and special teams as a return man.
In No. 2 Michigan’s 32-23 win over Michigan State on Saturday, Peppers took his stat-stuffing to a new level. Peppers recorded a sack, a rushing attempt, a reception and returns on both a kickoff and a punt against the Spartans. He’s the first college football player to do all of that in one game in 10 seasons, according to ESPN.
Jabrill Peppers is the first player in 10 seasons to have a rush attempt, reception, sack, kick return and a punt return in a single game. ? pic.twitter.com/MBeIMLDfcR
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 30, 2016
Peppers, who is now in the thick of the Heisman conversation, scored a 3-yard rushing touchdown, made 7 total tackles (including 1 sack) and returned a fumbled 2-point conversion attempt for 2 points to close out the game, among other things against the Spartans.
For the season, he now has 4 total touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 punt return), 559 all-purpose yards and 48 tackles — 12.5 of which have gone for a loss.