NCAA FOOTBALL | Jabrill Peppers Wins 2016 Paul Hornung Award
12/07/2016 06:43 PM
Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers was named the winner of the 2016 Paul Hornung Award on Wednesday morning.
The award is given annually to college football’s most versatile player at the FBS level.
Peppers, who was recently named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Big Ten Linebacker of the Year and Big Ten Return Specialist of the Year, finished the regular season with 72 total tackles, 16 tackles for loss and four sacks.
He wasn’t just a defensive weapon for the Wolverines this season. Peppers played a total of 15 different positions for the team, whether on defense, offense or special teams.
Legendary football player Paul Hornung spoke about Peppers on Wednesday:
Hornung also spoke about UofL football quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Jackson was named on Monday night as one of five finalists for the 2016 Heisman Trophy. Hornung won the award in 1956.