A big and physical safety who stepped in and won a starting position last season.
2009: Started 11 games... Reset his career high with 9 tackles at Oklahoma, bettering a 7-tackle performance at Texas Tech... Also tallied his first TFL against the Red Raiders... Also had 5 stops against Kansas... Tallied a career-best 2.0 TFLs against Missouri... Had 3 tackles, including one for a loss, and a pass break up vs. Colorado... Set his original season-high of 4 tackles vs. Iowa State and Louisiana.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Rated as the No. 86 junior college player in the nation and a three-star prospect by Rivals ... Helped Antelope Valley win consecutive conference championships... Was named a 2008 California Junior College All-American, the 2008 regional defensive player of the year and 2008 American Pacific Defensive Player of the Year... Recorded 62 tackles, two interceptions and three forced fumbles in 2008... Returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown during a game in 2007.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years for the Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets... Led team to the Maryland state championship and a perfect 15-0 record his senior season... Tallied 11 interceptions as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born on May 18, 1987... Son of Carmen Butler... Majoring in mass communications and would like to get into sports broadcasting.