Michigan football: Jake Butt, Chris Wormley named team captains

Just days after rival Michigan State named their 2016 team captains, Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines have done the same. The Wolverines went with two players this year as tight end Jake Butt and defensive end Chris Wormley were given the big honors this year.

Congrats to @JBooty_88 and @Chris_Wormley43 — our 2016-17 team captains! 〽️#GoBlue

— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) August 27, 2016

Both of them are more than worthy to be the team captains this year as they will both make big impacts for the team going into the season. I would expect them to be big part of their success this year.

Last year, Butt was the second-leading receiver, catching 51 passes for 654 yards and three touchdowns. He was named Big Ten Tight End of the Year and was named to the All-conference first team.

Wormley made 10 starts in 12 games and was sixth on the team in tackles with 43 while leading the team with 14.5 tackles for loss. He was also tied for the team lead with 6.5 sacks.

The Wolverines open the 2016 season on Sept. 3 against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

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