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Butt out: Michigan loses TE to torn ACL

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In what’s certainly a damaging kick in the backside, Michigan announced Thursday morning that tight end Jake Butt has been “sidelined indefinitely” with what’s been diagnosed as a torn ACL.  The rising sophomore incurred the injury recently during winter conditioning workouts, the school said.

There’s no timeline for Butt’s return, although his availability for at least the beginning of the 2014 season is certainly up in the air.

“Jake’s done a tremendous job since he’s been here,” a statement from head coach Brady Hoke began. “He’s worked extremely hard and gained a lot of weight to become the complete tight end he wants to be. I think he showed flashes of that towards the end of last season. This is a tough break, but because of his work ethic and attitude, the kind of young man he is, we know he will be back as soon as he can and as strong as ever.”

If Butt is lost for a significant amount of time, it would serve as a huge blow to the Wolverines’ offense.

As a true freshman in 2013, Butt finished third on the team in receptions (20), yards (235) and touchdowns (two). Butt was a four-star member of UM’s 2013 recruiting class, rated as the No. 5 tight end in the country.

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8 Responses to “Butt out: Michigan loses TE to torn ACL”
  1. mydixienormus says: Feb 13, 2014 9:47 AM

    Bummer for this dude.

    On a lighter note, if he had a son, what would his name be?
    Harry
    Giant
    Seymore
    Bouncy
    Tight
    Monster

    No doubt he has heard them all. Pretty big guy so treading lightly on the subject would be advised.

  2. overratedgators says: Feb 13, 2014 10:44 AM

    Typical Wolverine Butthurt.

  3. thraiderskin says: Feb 13, 2014 11:10 AM

    That’s too bad for Michigan, he is a good tight end.

  4. MasMacho says: Feb 13, 2014 11:30 AM

    I’d pay a dollar to see the family coat of arms.

  5. oldschoolnflman says: Feb 13, 2014 12:15 PM

    ESPN asked all American Sam what his opinion on the Michigan player was. Headline was “Sam loves tight end butt”

  6. philliesblow says: Feb 13, 2014 12:42 PM

    Sir Mix-A-Lot needs a new TE for his fantasy team.

    Too bad for the kid, hope he heals quickly and can get back on the field. It’s always more fun to beat Little Sister when they are at full strength.

  7. kansacity88 says: Feb 13, 2014 12:59 PM

    oldschoolnflman says:
    Feb 13, 2014 12:15 PM
    ESPN asked all American Sam what his opinion on the Michigan player was. Headline was “Sam loves tight end butt”

    Okay, that was just waaaay wrong, and I feel bad for laughing, but that was hilarious!!!!

  8. dumbpollack says: Feb 14, 2014 8:00 AM

    When u leave the state and play for “them”, you get what you get. Sorry, it’s called karma!!

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