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By RICKY LINDSAY, Editor-in-Chief

Michigan junior tight end Jake Butt was named to the 2015 John Mackey Award preseason watch list Wednesday.

Butt played 10 games last season after an offseason ACL injury in February 2014, making five starts. He caught 21 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns.

Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the Mackey award recipient will be announced on Dec. 9. A midseason watch list will be announced Oct. 12.