UM's Butt, MSU's Price on Mackey watch list

The Detroit News
Jake Butt

Michigan's Jake Butt and Michigan State's Josiah Price are on the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, given to the nation's top tight end.

Butt, junior from Pickerington, Ohio, has 41 career receptions for 446 yards and four touchdowns over the last two seasons.

Price, a junior from Greentown, Indiana, has in the last two years accumulated 43 catches for 584 yards and 10 TD.

"Without a doubt in my mind, we can match any team in the country, point for point,” tight end Josiah Price said.

MACKEY AWARD WATCH LIST

Jerell Adams, Sr., South Carolina

Jake Butt, Jr., Michigan

Kyle Carter, Sr., Penn St

Kivon Cartwright, Sr., Colorado St

Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick, Jr., USC

Alan Cross, Sr., Memphis

Braxton Deaver , Sr., Duke

Jake Duzey, Sr., Iowa

Evan Engram, Jr., Ole Miss

Billy Freeman, Jr., San Jose St.

Jarred Gipson, Jr., Nevada

David Grinnage, Jr., N.C. State

Darion Griswold, Sr., Arkansas St

Hunter Henry, Jr., Arkansas

Tyler Higbee, Sr., WKU

Bucky Hodges, So., Virginia Tech

J.P. Holtz, Sr., Pittsburgh

Austin Hooper, So., Stanford

O.J. Howard, Jr., Alabama

Jordan Leggett, Jr., Clemson

Ryan Malleck, Sr., Virginia Tech

Jake McGee, Sr ., Florida

Johnny Mundt, Jr., Oregon

Joshua Perkins, Sr., Washington

Jake Phillips, Sr., UNLV

Josiah Price, Jr., Michigan State

Sean Price, Sr., USF

Steven Scheu, Sr., Vanderbilt

Cam Serigne, So., Wake Forest

Jonnu Smith, Jr., FIU

Nick Vannett, Sr., Ohio State

Steven Walker, Sr., Colorado State

Bryce Williams, Sr., East Carolina