The Wolverine

November 2015

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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M ichigan junior Jake Butt ranked 12th nationally among tight ends with 23 receptions (for 278 re- ceiving yards and one score) in seven games this season, and is on pace for 42 catches over 13 contests. Overall, U-M has one of the top tight end units in the Big Ten. The group — which also includes senior A.J. Williams, redshirt sophomore Khalid Hill and redshirt freshman Ian Bunting — has combined for 38 receptions and 471 yards this season. "From the get-go they were re- ally, really excited to be part of this scheme. I think it's obvious why," position coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Just the opportunities, in terms of playing time and the diversity of as- signing responsibility, is unparalleled at this level. "Balls are getting thrown eight times a game to my group, and I don't think anyone else in the coun- try is close. Washington is like seven, Alabama and Georgia is like four to five per game. "Our kids are aware of that. As it's progressed and it's evolved and they've seen it develop, they've re- ally been happy with it." Butt is the star, but Williams ranks fourth on the team with nine recep- tions and Bunting is fifth on the   MICHIGAN FOOTBALL Tight Ends Continue To Flourish For U-M Through seven games, junior Jake Butt had 23 receptions (12th nationally among tight ends) for 278 yards and one touchdown. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN

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