ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Jabrill Peppers truly does it all for Michigan.
The heralded redshirt freshman, who stars on offense, defense and special reams, was named Big Ten freshman of the week for the second time this season. That comes on the heels after tallying 100 all-purpose yards, including his first career touchdown with three tackles and one pass break ups in Michigan’s 29-26 win at Minnesota.
So essentially, Peppers has become a jack-of-all-trades for Michigan this season, which isn’t easy to do, says tight end Jake Butt, who discussed Peppers' unique playing style on Monday.
“It’s hard to describe,” Butt said of Peppers' playing style. “That is something that you can’t coach. He just loves football. He loves hitting people. He’s a safety but plays like a linebacker. He’s one of the fastest guys on the team. He returns punts, he returns kicks, he plays in offense, and he plays on defense, that’s just special to see.
“That’s tough to do at the college level. It really is.”
However, Butt was quick to note that Peppers isn’t much of talker, well, except when he’s on the football field of course
“He is kind of a quiet guy around the locker room,” Butt said. “He kind of keeps to himself sometimes. But, man, when he’s on the field that juice is flowing for sure.”
No. 16 Michigan (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) plays host to Rutgers (3-5) this Saturday at 3:30 pm.