NCAA FOOTBALL | Peppers Reacts to Winning 2016 Paul Hornung Award

12/09/2016 05:16 PM

Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers was named the 2016 Paul Hornung Award winner earlier this week.

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.

Peppers talked about winning the award on Friday afternoon during media availability at Heisman weekend:

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