When Michigan added defensive back Jabrill Peppers in the Class of 2014, the expectations were incredibly high. Unfortunately for Peppers, and for Michigan, things did not play out as scripted last fall. Peppers was redshirted in November after a pair of leg injuries slowed him down earlier in the season. As Michigan begins a new chapter under new head coach Jim Harbaugh, Peppers appears to be on a mission to prove something on the football field this fall in Ann Arbor.
“I’m just happy to be back, to be able to play full speed without toning anything down,” Peppers said in a video shared by Michigan’s athletics department (the background music is quite emotional). “I’m just excited to be out there with the guys to be able to show people what I can do.
After sitting out the majority of his freshman season, and given the way Michigan’s season unfolded, Peppers is eager to get back at it this spring with a fresh approach, a clean bill of health and a new era about to unfold.
“I’m definitely more hungry than ever right now, I’m very excited, I can’t wait to showcase what I can really do,” Peppers said in the video. “And be the things that I told myself and reach the goals I told myself I would get.”
Michigan is opening spring practices today.
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