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Jake Butt, Jehu Chesson named to 2016 Maxwell Award watch list

Jake Butt and Jehu Chesson have made the watch list for The Maxwell Award.

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Senior receiver Jehu Chesson and senior tight end Jake Butt have both been named to the 2016 Maxwell Award watch list.

Butt had a breakout season in Ann Arbor during 2015 and passed on the 2016 NFL Draft to return for his senior season with the Wolverines. He caught 51 passes for 654 yards and three touchdowns in the 2015 season. Butt was named the Big Ten Conference Tight End of the Year.

Chesson recorded 764 yards on 50 receptions during the 2015 season. He added nine touchdowns. Chesson earned first-team All-Big Ten honors.

Last season, Alabama running back Derrick Henry won the award by rushing for 1,986 yards and 23 touchdowns on 339 carries. He averaged 152.8 yards per game. Marcus Mariota, Andrew Luck, Cam Newton and Manti Te’o are a few other players to win the award since 2010.

The semifinalists will be announced on October 31 and three finalists will be released on November 21. The winner will be announced on December 8, 2016.

2016 Maxwell Award watch list

Tommy Armstrong, Jr., QB, Nebraska
Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State
C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa
Mike Boone, RB, Cincinnati
Joel Bouagnon, RB, Northern Illinois
Matt Breida, RB, Georgia Southern
Jake Browning, QB, Washington
James Butler, RB, Nevada
Jake Butt, TE, Michigan
KD Cannon, WR, Baylor
Jehu Chesson, WR, Michigan
Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin
Simmie Cobbs, WR, Indiana
James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
Marcus Cox, RB, Appalachian State
Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
Matt Dayes, RB, N.C. State
Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee
Luke Falk, QB, Washington State
Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Royce Freeman, RB, Oregon
Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson
Myles Gaskin, RB, Washington
Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State
Deante' Gray, WR, TCU
Taysom Hill, QB, BYU
Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming
Elijah Hood, RB, North Carolina
O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
Skyler Howard, QB, West Virginia
Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo
Jalen Hurd, RB, Tennessee
Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern
Richie James, WR, Middle Tennessee
Ronald Jones II, RB, USC
Aaron Jones, RB, UTEP
Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss
Gunner Kiel, QB, Cincinnati
Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
Trevor Knight, QB, Texas A&M
Mitch Leidner, QB, Minnesota
Shock Linwood, RB, Baylor
Wes Lunt, QB, Illinois
Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida
Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Texas Tech
Gabe Marks, WR, Washington State
Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
Elijah McGuire, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette
Travon McMillian, RB, Virginia Tech
Jeremy McNichols, RB, Boise State
Taquan Mizzell, RB, Virginia
Nick Mullens, QB, Southern Miss
Jacobi Owens, RB, Air Force
Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State
Demario Richard, RB, Arizona State
Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
Larry Rose III, RB, New Mexico State
Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
Cooper Rush, QB, Central Michigan
Seth Russell, QB, Baylor
Brett Rypien, QB, Boise State
Thomas Sirk, QB, Duke
Ito Smith, RB, Southern Miss
JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
Anu Solomon, QB, Arizona
Brent Stockstil, QB, Middle Tennessee State
Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky
Justin Thomas, QB, Georgia Tech
Jahad Thomas, RB, Temple
KaVontae Turpin, WR, TCU
P.J. Walker, QB, Temple
Greg Ward, Jr., QB, Houston
Mike Warren, RB, Iowa State
James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Davis Webb, QB, Cal
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
Joseph Yearby, RB, Miami
Marquis Young, RB, Massachusetts
Malik Zaire, QB, Notre Dame