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Michigan Tight End Jake Butt Tears ACL

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TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 28:  Tight end Jake Butt #88 of the Michigan Wolverines runs with the football against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona.  The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 31-14.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

TEMPE, AZ – DECEMBER 28: Tight end Jake Butt #88 of the Michigan Wolverines runs with the football against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 31-14. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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By Ashley Dunkak
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CBS DETROIT – Michigan announced Thursday that sophomore tight end Jake Butt tore an ACL during winter conditioning and is out indefinitely.

In 2013, his freshman year, Butt caught 20 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns. Butt only caught one or two passes per game until mid-November, when he caught three passes for 20 yards and a touchdown in an three-overtime win at Northwestern. He was instrumental in the Wolverines’ near-upset of Ohio State with five catches for 85 yards and a score. Butt also snagged three passes for 33 yards in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

“Jake’s done a tremendous job since he’s been here,” head coach Brady Hoke stated in a press release. “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.”

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