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Preseason Honors: Lewis, Peppers on Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List

May 17, 2016

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Senior Jourdan Lewis and junior Jabrill Peppers of the University of Michigan football team were both named to the 2016 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List on Wednesday (May 18) by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation. Lewis and Peppers are among 42 players selected to the list for the award that is presented annually to the student-athlete who exhibits the characteristics displayed by Ronnie Lott during his college and professional years. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

Michigan’s 2016 preseason honorees:

Jourdan Lewis

Jourdan Lewis, Sr., DB

Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List (May 18)

Lewis, a three-year letterman, has appeared in 37 career games, making 19 starts at cornerback. In 2015, Lewis earned first- and second-team All-America honors and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented to the nation’s top defensive back.

Jabrill Peppers

Jabrill Peppers, Jr., DB

Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List (May 18)

Peppers earned his first varsity letter in 2015, starting 12 games at defensive back. He was selected as the Big Ten Conference’s Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year for 2015, earned second-team All-America honors, and was a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, presented to the nation’s most versatile performer.

Mason Cole

Mason Cole, Jr., C

Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List (May 17)

A 2015 All-Big Ten honorable mention pick, Cole one of six Big Ten centers on the Rimington watch list. He is a two-year letterman and has started all 25 games of his career. He became the first freshman in Michigan history to start a season opener on the offensive line.

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