Adam Butler
Butler with the Patriots in 2017.
No. 70 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1994-04-12) April 12, 1994 (age 27)
Duncanville, Texas
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Duncanville
(Duncanville, Texas)
College:Vanderbilt
Undrafted:2017
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2021
Total tackles:112
Sacks:17.0
Forced fumbles:1
Pass deflections:12
Player stats at NFL.com

Adam Oneal Butler (born April 12, 1994) is an American football defensive end[1] for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Vanderbilt.

Early years

Butler, a descendant of the children's rights campaigner Edna Gladney, attended Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. He was a two-time captain of the Duncanville Panthers football team, earning MVP honors his senior season.[2]

College career

Butler attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After redshirting his freshman year, Butler became a prominent member of the Vanderbilt Commodores defense. Butler played four seasons for Vanderbilt, accumulating 113 total tackles, 10 sacks, two blocked PATs, and one defensive touchdown.[3]

Professional career

New England Patriots

Butler signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017.[4] After impressing in the Patriots' training camp and preseason that summer, he earned a spot on the Patriots' 53-man roster.[5] He was active for the Patriots' regular season home opener, seeing 21 snaps and recording a tackle in a 42-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.[6] The Patriots made it to Super Bowl LII, but came up short to the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 41-33 with Butler recording 1 tackle. The Patriots made it back to the Super Bowl in 2019 where they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII.[7] In week 2 of the 2019 season against the Miami Dolphins, Butler recorded 2 sacks as the Patriots won 43-0.[8] In week 8 against the Cleveland Browns, Butler recorded a team high 2 sacks on Baker Mayfield in the 27-13 win.[9]

Butler re-signed on a one-year restricted free agent contract with the Patriots on April 17, 2020.[10]

Miami Dolphins

On March 18, 2021, Butler signed a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Miami Dolphins Depth Chart". miamidolphins.com.
  2. ^ "Adam Butler (profile)". Patriots.com. Archived from the original on September 10, 2017. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Adam Butler (profile)". VUCommodores.com. Archived from the original on September 10, 2017. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Patriots Sign Sixth-Round Draft Pick Conor McDermott; Sign 19 Rookie Free Agents". Patriots.com. May 5, 2017. Archived from the original on May 12, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Kyed, Doug (September 6, 2017). "How Patriots Rookie Adam Butler Found Out He Made Initial 53-Man Roster". NESN.com. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  6. ^ Reiss, Mike (September 9, 2017). "Mike Gillislee's usage shows how he's Patriots' top option as power RB". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.heraldnews.com/sports/20190208/super-bowl-season-ringing-endorsement-for-patriots-butler
  8. ^ "Newcomer Brown scores as Patriots beat Dolphins 43-0". www.espn.com. September 15, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  9. ^ "Belichick wins 300th, perfect Patriots beat Browns 27-13". www.espn.com. October 27, 2019. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  10. ^ "Patriots Sign Restricted Free Agent DL Adam Butler". Patriots.com. April 17, 2020. Retrieved April 18, 2020.
  11. ^ "Miami Dolphins Sign DL Adam Butler". MiamiDolphins.com. March 18, 2021.