UM's Jake Butt a semifinalist for national award

The Detroit News
Jake Butt (88) and Grant Perry celebrate Butt's touchdown in the first overtime Saturday.

Michigan's Jake Butt is one of eight semifinalists for the Mackey Award, which goes to the nation's top tight end.

Butt, a junior from Pickerington, Ohio, leads all Big Ten tight ends with 38 receptions and 500 yards.

He has at least one reception in 13 straight games.

The winner of the Mackey Award will be announced Dec. 9.


Jake Butt, Michigan

Billy Freeman, San Jose State

Hunter Henry, Arkansas

Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech

Austin Hooper, Stanford

O.J. Howard, Alabama

Jordan Leggett, Clemson

Jake McGee, Florida