Michigan football has named its captains for the 2016 season and voted on tight end Jake Butt and defensive lineman Chris Wormley, both seniors.
Wormley broke the news via his Twitter account.
It's an honor to represent @UMichFootball with @JBooty_88 as Co-captains for the team this year! #GoBlue— Chris Wormley (@Chris_Wormley43) August 27, 2016
@Chris_Wormley43 #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/kdqD2yRCEa— jake butt (@JBooty_88) August 27, 2016
Both Butt and Wormley are All-American candidates and some have them as first round prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Butt has 92 career receptions for 1,100 yards and seven touchdowns in his Michigan career. As a junior, he had 51 catches with 654 yards and three touchdowns. He could have very easily declared for the NFL Draft last season, but chose to return to Ann Arbor to complete some unfinished business.
Wormley broke out last season for the Wolverines and emerged as the team’s best defensive lineman on one of the deepest units in college football.
It makes the dynamic of the Ohio State game in Columbus even more intriguing with Butt and Wormley leading the charge in the state they called home for so many years.