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Michigan Tight End Jake Butt Posts Emotional Message On Twitter After Injury

Michigan tight end Jake Butt looking off into the distance.

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Michigan tight end Jake Butt defended his choice to play in the Orange Bowl.

In an era where elite college athletes are skipping bowl games to stay healthy for the NFL Draft, Michigan's star tight end, Jake Butt, defended his choice to play in the Orange Bowl.

Butt suffered a knee injury in the first half of Michigan's game against Florida State. Butt laid on the ground in immense pain, but, eventually walked off the field on his own power. Yet, the star tight end said it "never once crossed" his mind to sit out of the team's bowl game.

The senior took to Twitter to thank Michigan fans for his four years with the team and defend his choice to play.

Before the injury, Butt was projected to be one of the first tight ends selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. Let's hope Butt's injury isn't severe enough to impact his draft status.