It’s official. Michigan star and Heisman finalist Jabrill Peppers has declared for the NFL draft.
Tuesday’s announcement wasn’t too much of a surprise, but it is no longer a secret.
Not surprisingly, some of Peppers’ teammates went to Twitter to offer their congratulations and well wishes for Peppers as the Heisman finalist gets ready for the NFL.
Michigan football players react to Jabrill Peppers’ decision:
QB John O’Korn:
Congrats!! Love u 5 https://t.co/K49psWtavD
— JOK (@JohnOKorn) January 10, 2017
DL Maurice Hurst:
The lineman said he would miss seeing Peppers make big plays like when he stuffed a Maryland run.
“Congrats on Declaring for the draft gunna miss this!”
— Maurice Hurst Jr (@BigPappi73) January 10, 2017
LB Mike McCray:
“We gone hold it down. Congratulations.”
✊? we gone hold it down. Congratulations. https://t.co/z1nRdb0ojI
— Mike McCray II (@BigPlayMcCray_9) January 10, 2017
OL Nolan Ulizio:
Gonna miss that hot Boi pep ? https://t.co/1cwrn4XcGf
— Nolan Ulizio (@NolanUlizio) January 10, 2017
Michigan’s official Twitter account:
“Thanks for the memories, Jabrill! We’re proud that you’re a Wolverine for life and we can’t wait to see you succeed in the NFL.”
Thanks for the memories, Jabrill!
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) January 10, 2017
Peppers finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting for this past season. He helped the Wolverines go 10-3 and reach the Orange Bowl against Florida State.
Jabrill Peppers’ 2016 statistics:
- 72 total tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 1 INT
- 167 rushing yards, 3 TDs
- 2 receptions for 3 yards
- 310 punt return yard, 1 TD
- 260 kick return yards