Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year: Jake Butt, Michigan
Jim Harbaugh loves him some Jake Butt, but the rest of the Big Ten got a chance to find out exactly why this season. He finished as the top receiving tight end in the Big Ten, snagging 48 receptions (ranking 14th in the B1G in total receptions) for 620 yards and two touchdowns.
Not only did he have a heck of a game in the opener, he continued to impress as both a blocker and receiver all season long. His ability to stretch the middle of the field opened up the passing lanes for the wide receivers and the passing game took off because of it.