Peppers Status Uncertain for Florida

Star freshman defensive back Jabrill Peppers’ status is in doubt for the team’s Citrus Bowl against Florida on New Year’s Day. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh wouldn’t go through much detail when describing the extent of the injury. All Harbaugh would say was that he’s “working through something” and when asked if Peppers would be ready to go for the game he said ‘we’ll see.” Peppers was reportedly seen on campus with his hand in a cast in early December and did not attend the team’s annual banquet the following night of the sighting of his hand cast. Peppers was one of the most versatile players for Michigan this year and was named the Big Ten freshman of the year. He was also on Sports Illustrated’s All-American second team after totaling 45 tackles and 10 pass breakups, while playing cornerback, nickel and safety.He was also used on the offensive side of the ball at times in the season as he rushed for 72 yards and had eight receptions for 79 yards. He also returned punts and kick offs. If Peppers if unable to go against Florida on New Year’s Day, his big time speed and physicality will be missed on the Michigan defense.

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