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Michigan Wolverines TE Jake Butt named John Mackey Award semifinalist

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Senior is UM’s all-time leader in receiving yards by a tight end.

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Michigan Wolverines senior tight end Jake Butt is turning in yet another standout season, and he’s been recognized for his efforts as a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award.

Butt is one of eight semifinalists, along with Adam Breneman (JR, Massachusetts), Evan Engram (SR, Ole Miss), Gerald Everett (SR, South Alabama), Cole Hikutini (SR, Louisville), Bucky Hodges (JR, Virginia Tech), O.J. Howard (SR, Alabama) and Jordan Leggett (SR, Clemson).

Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the 2016 John Mackey Award recipient will be announced on Dec. 7 and presented live the next day at 6 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Finalists for the award will be announced Nov. 22.

Butt is now Michigan’s all-time leader in receiving yards by a tight end, surpassing Jim Mandich’s record during the Maryland game. He also holds the career receptions record for a tight end.