Jake Butt 88
Jake  Butt


Pickerington, Ohio

High School:
Pickerington North

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 250




Michigan Sets Record on Day Three of NFL Draft

Michigan Sets Record on Day Three of NFL Draft


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

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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