Jake Butt’s name has made a name for itself. So has the Michigan tight end.
He’s one of the premier players at the position in college football and was recognized as such when he was named as a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top tight end each year.
— John Mackey Award (@JohnMackeyAward) November 14, 2016
This season, Butt has been an instrumental part of the Wolverines’ offense, catching 38 passes for 460 yards and four touchdowns.
Though the award is for this year’s work, the senior has made an impact in each of his three previous seasons as well, catching 51 balls for 654 yards and three touchdowns last year and a combined 41 catches for 446 yards and four scores in the two years before that.
The Mackey Award semifinalists:
Adam Breneman, Massachusetts
Jake Butt, Michigan
Evan Engram, Ole Miss
Gerald Everett, South Alabama
Cole Hikutini, Louisville
Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech
O.J. Howard, Alabama
Jordan Leggett, Clemson