The Heisman Trophy appears to be turning into a three-man race, and Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers finds himself right in the middle of it with just a month remaining in the season.
The Wolverines defensive back is now a 9-2 choice to win the award, according to Bovada, tied with Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson for the second-highest choice. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to be the favorite.
According to Bovada, the Heisman field is shrinking and Jabrill Peppers is gaining steam pic.twitter.com/Z2HJ23hEk6
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) October 31, 2016
The latest odds come just days after Peppers’ standout performance in Michigan’s 32-23 win over Michigan State. He became the first individual in a decade to record a rush attempt, a reception, a sack, a kick return and a punt return in a game, according to ESPN. He also punctuated the performance with a two-point conversion fumble return after a Spartans’ touchdown near the end of the game.
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
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett also appears on the updated Bovada Heisman odds. He has 33-1 odds of winning the award, down from 12-1 on Oct. 25.