The 2016 Michigan football captains were revealed late last night, with two players earning the title.
Senior tight end Jake Butt and redshirt senior defensive end Chris Wormley were rewarded with the honor of being named Michigan football captains.
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) August 27, 2016
Butt was the second-leading receiver for the Wolverines last season. For the year, he hauled in 51 receptions for 654 yards and three touchdowns. Butt garnered Big Ten Tight End of the Year and first-team all-conference honors, and was also named to multiple All-America teams.
Wormley, meanwhile, appeared in 12 games, making 10 starts. He finished sixth on the team in tackles with 43, and led the squad in tackles for loss with 14.5. Wormley also tied for the team lead in sacks with 6.5.
Wolverines defensive line coach Greg Mattison praised the veteran in a recent article for MGoBlue.com.
“Chris has been the leader. He understands that he’s the one who’s probably played more than anybody in that group. I think Chris has really high goals, and he’s showed he wants to achieve those goals by how he’s worked. The thing that excited me about Chris is Chris has worked extremely hard.
“He’s (6-6) 305 pounds, and he’s running as good as some linebackers. He’s really put himself in a position to have a great senior year.”
Congratulations to Butt and Wormley. Both guys are Ohio natives, so we imagine they really want to close their careers with a win over the Buckeyes.
Michigan opens up its 2016 season next Saturday at home against Hawaii. Kickoff is set for 12 noon on ESPN.