Jake Butt, former Michigan tight end, is getting his television broadcasting debut with the BTN as he will help call the game between No. 4 Michigan and Hawaii. It’s a memorable debut for Butt as he returns to the Big House.

Butt is a former first-team All-American in 2016 and a first-team All-B1G selection in 2015 & 2016. He also received the John Mackey Award in 2016 as the nation’s best tight end.

In four years at Michigan, Butt caught 138 receptions for 1,646 yards and 11 touchdowns. Butt tore his ACL in the 2016 Orange Bowl as No. 6 Michigan would lose to No. 10 Florida State with a 33-32 score.


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That ACL tear would affect Butt’s draft stock as he would be drafted in the fifth round (145th overall pick) in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Butt would only play in eight games throughout his NFL career as he eventually retired.

Butt was hired by BTN on July 26.