UM's Jake Butt a semifinalist for national award
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.
MACKEY AWARD SEMIFINALISTS
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