Fumble problems as a true freshman stopped Desmon Peoples from seeing the field early at Rutgers. he saw limited action as a red-shirt freshman before an ugly pitch play against Houston set him back again.
The 5-foot-8 spark plug went to work in the spring as one of the most improved players on coach Kyle Flood's roster. The momentum only strengthened between training camp and strong showings in the first third of the season.
A co-starter at running back with Justin Goodwin, Peoples will hear his name called as a starter in pregame for the first time since winning a state championship at nearby Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood.