The latest feat in Jabrill Peppers’ standout season: Being nominated for two awards on the same day before 10 a.m.
Peppers was listed as a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, which goes to college football’s most versatile player. The all-purpose Wolverine was also named a finalist for the Nagurski Trophy earlier in the morning.
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The fact Peppers is a semifinalist for the Hornung Award should hardly come as a surprise. Peppers plays multiple positions in all three phases of the game for the Wolverines.
This season, the Heisman hopeful has 54 tackles, three sacks, 161 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, two receptions, 474 return yards (punts and kicks) and one punt return touchdown.
Peppers is easily the college football player most associated with versatility in 2016. He is one of four finalists for the award, along with Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey and USC’s Adoree’ Jackson.
Fans can help Peppers win the award — which will be presented on Dec. 7 — by voting for him online.