|Michigan Wolverines No. 5|
|High school||Paramus (NJ) Catholic|
|Date of birth||October 4, 1995|
|Place of birth||Montclair, New Jersey|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at ESPN.com|
Jabrill Peppers (born October 4, 1995, in East Orange, New Jersey) is an American football defensive back who played his freshman season for the 2014 Michigan Wolverines football team. In 2013, he attended Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, New Jersey. Recruiting service Rivals.com identified him as one of the five-star recruits of the 2014 class, and he was named the Air Force National Sophomore of the Year in 2011. Sports Illustrated named Peppers one of their "Future Game Changers", a group of fourteen young athletes who are considered to be the brightest talents of their respective sports (such as Sarah Hendrickson, Jahlil Okafor, and Taylor Townsend).
Peppers attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey. He started as a cornerback in his freshman year, before also taking over as a running back as a sophomore. Don Bosco won consecutive New Jersey state championships in 2010 and 2011, and was ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today in 2011.
Peppers left Don Bosco to attend Paramus Catholic, where he led the Paladins to another state championship over Bergen Catholic. Peppers was named Player of the Year by MSG Varsity after his junior season with Paramus Catholic. Another successful senior season saw Peppers lead Paramus Catholic to another state title, making Peppers a state championship winner in all four years of his high school career.
Also a talented track athlete, Peppers set the New Jersey Non-Public Class A outdoor 100-meter dash record with a time of 10.77 seconds. He has a personal best of 10.51 seconds in the 100 meters. In his senior year at Paramus Catholic, he won both the 100 and 200-meter dashes in New Jersey's Meet of Champions, becoming the second person to every do so in consecutive years.
Peppers was also selected to participate in the 2013–14 Under Armour All-America Game.
- Paramus Catholic's Jabrill Peppers longs to reunite with the father who started him on path to stardom
- Rothstein, Michael (2013-05-26). "Top-ranked CB picks Michigan". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
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