VILLANOVA: All-Conference Candidate; Named pre-season first team All-Atlantic 10; Talented performer who has a passion for the game; Emotional leader of the Wildcat defense; Will be one of the team's top defensive players in 2004.
2003: Earned second team All-Atlantic 10 honors; Registered 41 tackles, nine tackles for loss, a team-high five quarterback sacks, six quarterback hurries, four pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries; Had two tackles, two tackles for loss and a pass break-up versus Hampton; Posted four tackles and a tackle for loss in win over Temple; Made one solo stop and an assisted tackle at New Hampshire; Registered three solo tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass break-up against Northeastern; Tallied two tackles, a fumble recovery and a sack versus James Madison; Amassed five total stops at Rhode Island; Made solo tackles and a pass break-up against UMass; Recorded two tackles and a sack versus Richmond; Credited with eight tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery and a tackle for loss versus Hofstra; Had one solo stop at Maine.
2002: Started all 15 games and had 68 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, two pass break-ups and a fumble recovery; Had five tackles in season opener at Rutgers; Tallied five tackles and a tackle for loss at Colgate; Recorded five tackles and a pass break-up versus Maine; Registered three tackles, a tackle for loss and a sack versus UNH; Made five tackles and a tackle for loss at JMU; Credited with two solo stops versus Hofstra; Totaled three tackles and a sack against Penn; Amassed six tackles, a tackle for loss and a sack at UMass; Made three solo stops versus William & Mary; Registered eight solo tackles, one assisted tackle and a tackle for loss at Northeastern; Was dominant versus Rhode Island with five tackles, a tackle for loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass break-up; Recorded three solo tackles at Delaware; Tallied six tackles and a tackle for loss against Furman; Made one solo tackle against Fordham; Registered two solo tackles at McNeese State.
2001: Played in all 11 games registering 55 tackles, six tackles for a loss, a team-high tying six and a half sacks and two fumble recoveries; Recorded four tackles, two tackles for a loss and one sack in season opener versus Colgate; Tallied three tackles, one tackle for a loss and one fumble recovery against Northeastern; Made 12 total tackles at Richmond; Had two solo stops against James Madison; Recorded three solo stops versus New haven; Credited with three solo tackles and a tackle for a loss at Maine; Amassed two tackles, one tackle for a loss, one sack and one fumble recovery against UMass; Registered two tackles, one sack and a pass break-up versus New Hampshire; Credited with 11 tackles, one tackle for a loss and one and a half sacks at Hofstra; Had two tackles, a sack and a pass break-up against Delaware; Posted four solo stops at William & Mary.
NORRISTOWN HIGH SCHOOL: Tri-Captain; Team Co-MVP; First team All-League; First team All-Area Times Herald & Montgomery Post; Times Herald Defensive Player of the Week; Tallied 135 tackles in his senior season
PERSONAL: Communications major; Son of Jeffrey and Deborah Butler; Born 6/28/82 in Norristown, Pa.