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Video: Jabrill Peppers Intercepted Dwayne Haskins, Returned It For Touchdown

Jabrill Peppers of the New York Giants pumps up the crowd.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 29: Jabrill Peppers #21 of the New York Giants reacts after breaking up a pass in the end zone intended for Jeremy Sprinkle #87 of the Washington Redskins during the first half in the game at MetLife Stadium on September 29, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jabrill Peppers' first-career Pick-6 had some extra meaning to it. He victimized an Ohio State alum in the process.

With the New York Giants leading the Washington Redskins 17-3 late in the third quarter, Peppers stepped in front of a Dwayne Haskins pass and picked it off.

He took it back 32 yards for the score to put New York back ahead by three touchdowns. Peppers punctuated the score with his own version of the "Lambeau Leap."

The play was Peppers' first interception with the Giants.

Acquired in the Odell Beckham trade in the offseason, Peppers came to New York with a reputation as a strong tackler whose coverage skills were still developing. He struggled in the latter department the first three weeks of the season.

However, Peppers was having a strong game in coverage today even before his interception return for a touchdown. He broke up multiple passes, including one in the end zone late in the second quarter and overall has looked good shadowing tight ends and running backs all afternoon.

How his career continues to play out in New York will go a long way in how the controversial Beckham deal is ultimately assessed down the road.