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Jake Butt | Tight End

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Age / DOB:  (20) / 7/11/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 237

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Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh believes junior Jake Butt is as good as any TE he has coached.
This is major praise from Harbaugh, who recruited a great stable of tight ends during his time at Stanford. Zach Ertz, Coby Fleener, Ryan Hewitt and more are included in that group. Butt was limited last season thanks to poor quarterback play and underwent microscopic knee surgery in January, but could be in store for a big junior campaign. Aug 6 - 2:19 PM

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Michigan sophomore TE Jake Butt underwent microscopic knee surgery earlier this month.

Uh oh. This is the same knee that had a torn ACL repaired last February. Even so, is Butt is not expected to miss spring practices. Butt missed three games between injury and suspension last season and finished with nine catches for 211 yards and two touchdowns. Butt was not a major part of Michigan's passing offense in 2014 with Devin Funchess around, but the former four-star recruit figures to be a popular breakout pick this summer. Head coach Jim Harbaugh‘s offenses at Stanford always made great use of the tight end.
Jan 31 - 6:25 PM

Michigan sophomore TE Jake Butt will miss Saturday's game Indiana after being suspended for a violation of team expectations.

Butt is not a major part of Michigan's passing offense, catching 10 passes for 113 yards and a score this season. We doubt the school moves Devin Funchess back to tight end, and they should not. He is winning on the outside despite a handful of drops in contested situations.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 03:16:00 PM

Michigan sophomore TE Jake Butt hopes to return to the field on Sept. 27 against Minnesota.

Butt suffered a torn ACL during winter conditioning, and the Minnesota game is a reasonable goal as it is the team's Big Ten opener. He is currently five and a half months out from the injury to his right knee. Butt and Devin Funchess, who is more of a pure receiving option, would form one of the best position combos in college football.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Michigan sophomore-to-be TE Jake Butt will return by the third or fourth game of the 2014 season, according to Michigan coach Brady Hoke.

Butt suffered a torn ACL during winter conditioning last month. "I haven’t really sat down and talked with the doctors, because (Butt) just had (the surgery), but he’ll work hard just like [LB] Jake [Ryan] did," Hoke said. "I would think, though, to really have him back where you’d want him, it probably would be game three or four. So it is similar in some ways to (Ryan), but we’ll just have to see. Everybody heals differently." Michigan opens against Appalachian State on Aug. 30, and then plays at Notre Dame on Sept. 6, hosts Miami of Ohio on Sept. 13 and hosts Utah on Sept. 20.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 04:48:00 PM

Michigan sophomore-to-be TE Jake Butt suffered a torn ACL during winter conditioning.

He will obviously miss spring activities. This is a major blow to the team's offense, as Butt's role was likely to grow this season. He and Devin Funchess offer one of the best combinations at tight end in the country, so Funchess could see more targets early in the season.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 09:41:00 AM