Prank gift delivered to Ex-Wolverine Jake Butt
Former Michigan tight end Jake Butt doesn’t mind people having fun with his last name. The folks at Procter & Gamble sure are.
The parent company of Charmin toilet paper delivered a truckload of the squeezably soft product to him in his hometown of Pickerington, Ohio, on Wednesday.
The nature of the relationship between P&G and Butt is unclear. A request for comment was emailed to P&G.
The gesture surely was a nod to Butt’s last name, which elicits snickers wherever he goes. He embraces it.
“I love it so much,” he told ESPN last August. “I think that’s one of my greatest traits. It has really allowed me to grow my platform and build my brand.”
Butt has made a name for himself as a football player for being a two-time Big Ten tight end of the year. He’s one of the top players at his position available for the NFL draft, which starts tonight.
On Tuesday, Charmin tweeted, “Have you seen the #CharminDumpTruck driving through? We’ve got a special destination for a butt-load of TP”
On Wednesday, a Columbus radio station, 97.1 The Fan, tweeted a picture of the load of toilet paper being dropped on a lawn with Butt standing nearby.
Butt passed up the NFL draft in 2016 and returned to UM for his senior season, but he suffered a torn ACL in Michigan’s Orange Bowl loss to Florida State and underwent surgery.
Butt was projected to be a second-round pick but now likely won’t be selected until Saturday, the third and final day of the draft.
Butt caught 138 passes and scored 11 touchdowns in his career. He had 46 receptions for 546 yards and four touchdowns last season.