Ohio State fans and Michigan fans rarely see eye to eye.
The animosity between the two was at fever pitch last season, with future first round picks and elite talent on both sides for the first time in recent memory.
On Wednesday, one of the Wolverine’s most dangerous weapons, tight end Jake Butt who was a fifth-round pick of the Denver Broncos, posted a letter that might begin mending the divide between the Big 10 rivals.
A family friend just dropped this off and man it's a hell of a gift. This was at the end of my 6th grade year during career day almost 10 years ago. A classmate of mine brought his dad in, who was part of Jim Tressels staff at the time. This was after my first year of playing football. He spoke on what it takes to become a successful student athlete and play at the college level. I still remember that speech like it was yesterday and carry many of the lessons with me through everyday life. Here we are 10 years later and he returned my thank you letter as a gift. Mr Gillum, thank you for helping me spark a career long before I had any idea what the game would mean to me.
A letter Butt wrote when he was in the sixth grade to Ohio State staffer, Greg Gillum.
Butt sighted Gillum as a huge inspiration for his prodigiously successful college football career, and says he still remembers the speech clearly, and continues to carry many of the lessons with me through everyday life”.
Butt is looking to take the next big leap in his football journey in the NFL. After slipping to the fifth round of the draft following a serious knee injury, Butt finds himself in a great situation with a great franchise with Denver. Show explosive ability and a knack for catching the ball at its highest point, Butt could emerge as a huge value pick for the Bronco’s in the near future.
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