Jake Butt 88
Jake  Butt


Pickerington, Ohio

High School:
Pickerington North

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 250




Kornacki: Butt Looking to Change Lives

Kornacki: Butt Looking to Change Lives


Big Ten Medal of Honor Awarded to Butt, Artz

Big Ten Medal of Honor Awarded to Butt, Artz


Well-Rounded Wolverine: Butt Collects Senior CLASS Award

Senior CLASS: Football's Butt Collects Another Major Award


Butt Named Recipient of Mackey Award

Butt Named Recipient of College Football's Mackey Award


Butt Repeats as Big Ten's Tight End of the Year

Butt Repeats as Big Ten's Tight End of the Year

Jake Butt: Award Candidate Get Acrobat Reader




Receptions: 8 - Utah, 2015
Yards: 102- Rutgers, 2015
Long: 56- Rutgers, 2015
TDs: 2 - UCF, 2016

At Michigan
• Graduated from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts with a degree in sociology.
• Four-year letterman
• 2016 John Mackey Award winner as the nation's top tight end
• 2016 Senior CLASS Award winner
• Program record-holder for most receptions (138) and yards (1,646) by a tight end
• Has appeared in 49 games at tight end, making 37 starts
• Two-time Sports Illustrated All-America first team (2015,2016)
• Only one of six tight ends in school history to reach 1,000 career yards
• Surpassed the 500-yard career receiving mark in the first week of the 2015 season and the 1,000 yard career receiving mark against Penn State later in the year (Nov. 14)
• Made a reception in 36 of his final 40 contests
• Earned 2015 All-Big Ten first team (coaches and media)
• 2015 Kwalick-Clark Big Ten Tight End of the Year
• 2016 Academic All-Big Ten
• 2015 All-American First Team (SI and CBS Sports)
• 2015 All-American Second Team (AP and Sporting News)
• 2015 John Mackey Award Semifinalist
• Ranks second in single-season receptions among Michigan tight ends (51 in 2015) and third in receiving yards (620 in 2015)

Senior (2016)
• John Mackey Award Winner
• Senior CLASS Award Winner
• Voted Co-Captain
• AFCA All-America First Team
• Sports Illustrated All-America First Team
• Walter Camp All-America First Team
• Associated Press All-America Second Team
• Sporting News All-America Second Team
• Big Ten's Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year
• All-Big Ten First Team (coaches and media)
• Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient
• Pro Football Focus College Big Ten Team of the Week honoree (vs. Colorado and Illinois)
• Voted co-captain
• Started all 13 games at tight end
• Team's second-leading receiver with 46 catches for 546 yards and four touchdowns
• Caught a 19-yard touchdown pass against Hawaii (Sept. 3)
• Made seven catches for 86 yards and two scores against UCF (Sept. 10), giving him 100 receptions on his career as well as his first career multi-TD game
• Hauled in another six catches for 75 yards against Colorado (Sept. 17)
• Made four receptions with a 25-yard long against Penn State (Sept. 24)
• Hauled in three catches for 31 yards vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 1)
• Had a five-yard reception at Rutgers (Oct. 8)
• Made three catches for 40 yards and 1 touchdown vs. Illinois (Oct. 22), including a three-yard touchdown catch
• Recorded three receptions for 35 yards at Michigan State (Oct. 29), with a long of 26 yards
• Broke the program record for yards against Maryland (Nov. 5) with his five-catch, 76-yard afternoon
• Made four receptions for 39 yards against Iowa (Nov. 12)
• Caught five passes for 58 yards at Ohio State (Nov. 26) Grabbed three passes for 28 yards vs. Florida State in the Orange Bowl (Dec. 30), but suffered a knee injury during the second quarter against the Seminoles and did not return to the game

Junior (2015)
• Earned third varsity letter
• Appeared in 13 games, making 11 starts
• at Utah (Sept. 3): Hauled in a career-high eight passes for a career-best 93 yards and one touchdown; Surpassed the 500-yard mark for his career, finishing the game with 539 career yards
• Oregon State (Sept. 12): Caught four passes for 25 yards
• UNLV (Sept. 19): Caught four passes for 25 yards
• BYU (Sept. 26): Caught one pass for a then career-long 40-yard reception
• at Maryland (Oct. 3): Hauled in four passes for 61 yards, and a new career-long 44-yard reception
• Northwestern (Oct. 10): Recorded three catches for 40 yards, with a long of 32 yards
• at Minnesota (Oct. 31): Hauled in four catches for 38 yards, with a long of 18 yards
• Rutgers (Nov. 7): Caught four passes for a career-best 102 yards; added a career-long 56-yard reception
• at Indiana (Nov. 14): Had seven receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown
• at Penn State (Nov. 21): Tallied five receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown
• Ohio State (Nov. 28): Recorded five catches for 54 yards
• at Florida (Jan. 1): Caught three passes for 34 yards

Sophomore (2014)
• Earned second varsity letter
• Appeared in 10 games, making five starts
• Caught 21 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns
• at Ohio State (Nov. 29): Recorded four receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown
• Maryland (Nov. 22): Caught four passes for 28 yards
• at Michigan State (Oct. 25): Recorded one reception for five yard; Caught pass on successful two-point conversion
• Penn State (Oct. 11): Tallied two receptions for 12 yards
• at Rutgers (Oct. 4): Caught one pass for 20 yards
• Minnesota (Sept. 27): Hauled in two receptions for 13 yards
• Utah (Sept. 20); Caught one pass for four yards
• Miami (OH) (Sept. 13); Recorded three receptions for 59 yards and one touchdown
• Notre Dame (Sept. 6); Made season debut

Freshman (2013)
• ESPN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team
• Earned first varsity letter
• U-M Athletic Academic
• Appeared in 13 games at tight end, making eight starts
• Recorded 20 receptions for 235 yards and two touchdowns
• Ohio State (Nov. 30) at Made five catches for 85 yards and one touchdown
• Northwestern (Nov. 16): Caught his first career touchdown pass in overtime
• Akron (Sept. 14): Made first career start
• Central Michigan (Aug. 31): Tallied first career reception for eight yards

• Attended Pickerington North High School (2012) coached by Tom Phillips

Key Statistics
• Caught 96 passes for 1,361 yards and 20 touchdowns on offense and had 142 tackles, 39.5 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks on defense during career
• Hauled in 68 receptions for 907 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior
• Caught 27 passes for 424 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior
• Totaled 42 tackles, 17 tackles-for-loss, and 10 sacks as a junior
• Tallied 15 tackles-for-loss, including seven sacks, with eight pass breakups as a sophomore

Honors and Rankings
• Attended but did not participate due to injury in the Army All-America Game
• Named AP Division I All-Ohio first-team as a senior

• Jake D. Butt was born July 11, 1995


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