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Jim Harbaugh and Jeremy Schaap to Present at March 7 Paul Hornung Award Banquet

Event Will Honor Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers as the Most Versatile Player in Major College Football

Louisville, Ky. – February 23, 2017 – University of Michigan Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh and ABC/ESPN award-winning commentator and celebrated author Jeremy Schaap will be special guests at the seventh annual Paul Hornung Award Banquet sponsored by KentuckyOne Health.

Harbaugh will be the featured speaker and Schaap will be part of the banquet program honoring Michigan’s consensus All-American linebacker Jabrill Peppers, the 2016 Paul Hornung Award winner who played 15 different positions this past season for the Wolverines. The banquet will be held March 7 at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville.

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WEEK 11: Five Athletes Earn Honor Roll After Intense Matchups

Two 2015 Finalists, Three Newcomers earn This Week’s Honor Roll

Louisville, Ky. – November 14, 2016 – Five versatile performers were named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll following Week 11 of the college football season. Two familiar faces are on this week’s list – Jabrill Peppers from Michigan and Adoree’ Jackson from USC, who were Finalists for the 2015 Paul Hornung Award and have made the Honor Roll multiple times this season. They are joined by newcomers Kevonn Mabon (Ball State), Devin Singletary (Florida Atlantic) and Shaun Wilson (Duke).

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WEEK 10: Wide Receivers, Running Back and Defensive Back Earn Honor Roll

Three Familiar Faces and One Newcomer Standout in Week 10

Louisville, Ky. – November 7, 2016 – Players from the Big 10, Big 12 and Pac-12 make up the Week 10 Honor Roll by leading their teams to conference victories. Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey made the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll for the fifth time this season, while Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook is back for the second consecutive week. Dante Pettis from Washington makes his first appearance.

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WEEK 9: Three Athletes Earn Honor Roll After Explosive Performances in Week Nine

Big 10, Big 12, and Pac 12 Players Account for Eight Touchdowns in Conference Wins

Louisville, Ky. – October 31, 2016 – The Week Nine Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll brings back two familiar faces – Jabrill Peppers and Christian McCaffrey – and newcomer Dede Westbrook from Oklahoma. Peppers headlines the Honor Roll for the second consecutive week and the fourth time this season by playing nine different positions in Michigan’s win over in-state rival Michigan State; McCaffrey returns to the Honor Roll for the first time since Week Four of the season with 225 all-purpose yards in Stanford’s win over Arizona; and Dede Westbrook earns his first Honor Roll by scoring two different ways in the Sooners’ win over Kansas.

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WEEK 8: Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12, and Conference USA Players Headline Week Eight

Five Players Account for More Than 1,000 All-Purpose Yards, 11 Touchdowns

Louisville, Ky. – October 24, 2016 – Week eight of the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll brought two familiar faces and three first-time honorees. Jabrill Peppers of Michigan lined up in nine different positions during its rout of Illinois, and Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon racked up 377 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns in the NCAA-recording breaking game versus Texas Tech. Peppers and Mixon are repeat honorees this season. Rodney Smith of Minnesota accounted for 257 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in Minnesota’s win over Rutgers; Tre Watson of Cal logged 36 touches in the double-overtime conference win against Cal; and Richie James of Middle Tennessee touched the ball four ways and scored two different ways in its big win over Missouri. Smith, Watson and James made the list for the first time.

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