2001 - Redshirt season... OVERACHIEVER AWARD winner given to redshirt freshman who excels in strength and conditioning during season.
MANHATTAN HS - Listed 56th among top 70 players in Midlands area by SuperPrep magazine... Kansas State Defensive Player of Year as senior... High school All-American by PrepStar... Member of Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital-Journal Super-11 team... Kansas All-State selection as junior and senior... Three-time All-I70 League selection...
Had 162 tackles, including five sacks as senior... Finished junior year with 156 tackles and eight sacks... Had 110 tackles and two interceptions as a sophomore, including one pick returned for a touchdown... Started and lettered three seasons for Indians... High school coach was Butch Albright... Also played baseball for Indians, hitting .490 as junior... First team all-league and all-state as junior and senior.
PERSONAL - Born Oct. 8, 1982 in Manhattan, Kan... Parents are Bill and Mary Butler... Father, Bill Butler, was running back for Wildcats from 1969 through 1971 and played four seasons for New Orleans Saints in NFL... Fifth-oldest of six children... Brother, Bill, played football at Coffeyville (Kan.) CC... Hopes to major in business... Enjoys reading and lifting weights.