|Height: 6.01||Born: San Antonio, TX|
|Weight: 189||College: Texas Christian|
|Birthdate: 1983-11-25||Years: 4 CGY / 4 CFL|
Calgary signed Butler as a free agent on Oct. 17, 2011. Butler was signed as an undrafted free agent by the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys and spent three seasons there from 2006 through 2008. He signed with the St. Louis Rams in 2008 before signing with the New Orleans Saints later that season. He was released and returned to the Rams for the 2009 season, then returned to the Saints for the 2010 season. He was once again with the Rams for part of the 2010 season and returned to the Saints in 2011.
Butler has started three games and has 13 tackles. He was on the practice roster when he first rejoined the team on Aug. 28 and got back into the lineup on Sept. 13 against Toronto.
Butler spent the first two games on the one-game injured list. He returned for Game 3 and played in three games recording six tackles, including a tackle for a loss of six yards, and two knockdowns. He was placed on the 9-game injured list after Game 5.
Butler played 11 regular-season games and was a starter at halfback in each of those contests. He recorded 31 tackles, including two tackles for loss, three special-teams tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and five pass knockdowns. He played the season’s first seven games and then sat out seven contests with a knee injury before returning for the final four regular-season games and post-season. Butler also started each of the Stamps’ three playoff games and was outstanding as he registered a total of 13 tackles to go with two interceptions — one each in the West Division semifinal and in the Grey Cup — and three pass knockdowns. In the West final, he recorded nine tackles. His best regular-season tackle total was five, which came in a Nov. 2 contest in Edmonton. He recorded interceptions in the regular-season opener against Montreal and during an Aug. 9 contest in Hamilton.
Butler played the final two regular-season games of the Stamps’ season — starting both games at halfback — and also suited up for the West Division semifinal against the Edmonton Eskimos. He recorded five tackles on the season, including four in the season finale against Winnipeg. He made four tackles and one special-teams tackle in the West semifinal.
Butler was a member of the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs in 2004 and 2005. He accumulated seven interceptions in two seasons and owns the school record for the longest interception return, a 99-yard score. Prior to his time at TCU, Butler was a two-time Southwest Junior College Football Conference all-star at Tyler Junior College.
Butler was a communications major in college.
|Sat 01/11/14||Winnipeg||Calgary||2:00 pm|
|Fri 07/11/14||Calgary||BC||8:00 pm|