Butch Avinger
No. 34
Personal information
Born:(1928-12-15)December 15, 1928
Beatrice, Alabama
Died:August 20, 2008(2008-08-20) (aged 79)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Montgomery (AL) Sidney Lanier
NFL Draft:1951 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • CFL All-Star: 1952
Career NFL statistics
Games played:12
Punting yards:1597
Longest punt:69 yards
Player stats at NFL.com

Clarence "Butch" Edmund Avinger (December 15, 1928 – August 20, 2008) was a professional American football fullback and punter in the National Football League. At 6'1", 215–lb, Avinger was a 1st round selection (9th overall pick) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1951 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama where he had played quarterback.[1] He only saw action in 1953 when he played for the New York Giants.


  1. ^ "Honoring the Crimson Tide" (PDF). rolltide.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2008.