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Drew Butler
P #2
Height:
6-1
Weight:
217
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Duluth, GA
Experience:
4
Punting
YearTeamGPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIN 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 54 248 10,627 9,230 79 42.9 37.2 4 18 30 92 17 82 101 1,057 1
2016 ARI 7 32 1,350 1,140 62 42.2 35.6 0 2 2 10 0 8 20 210 0
2015 ARI 16 60 2,575 2,160 58 42.9 35.4 1 2 8 22 6 19 25 295 0
2014 ARI 15 79 3,328 2,982 67 42.1 36.8 2 5 8 34 5 35 26 246 0
2012 PIT 16 77 3,374 2,948 79 43.8 37.8 1 9 12 26 6 20 30 306 1
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 54 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 ARI 7 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 ARI 16 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 ARI 15 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 PIT 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 54 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 ARI 7 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2015 ARI 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 ARI 15 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 PIT 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 54 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1
2016 ARI 7 1 0.1 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1
2015 ARI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 ARI 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 PIT 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • Father is former Cardinals (1996-97) and Bears (1985-95) kicker Kevin Butler. The Butlers join WR/KR Eric Metcalf (1998) and RB Terry Metcalf (1973-77) as the only known father-son combo to play for the Cardinals.

Pro Career: Originally signed as a rookie free agent with the Steelers on 4/30/12. Released on 9/2/13. Signed a future contract with the Chicago Bears on 12/31/13, but was released on 5/19/14. Signed with Detroit Lions on 7/25/14 and was released on 8/25/14. Signed with Cardinals on 9/8/14. Re-signed with Cardinals on 2/22/16.

2015: Served as punter and holder on FGs and PATs in every game … averaged 42.9 yards on 60 punts, landing 22 inside the 20 while having only six touchbacks … averaged 39.5 yards on four punts vs. NO (9/13); downed two inside the 20, including one at the three with 2:12 left in the game and the Cardinals leading 24-19 … downed two of his four punts inside the 20 vs. SF (9/27), including a punt at the one in the third quarter that led to a safety on San Francisco’s next play … averaged 48.0 yards on three punts vs. Bal (10/26) … punted twice for a 50.0-yard average @ Cle (11/1) … punted four times for a career-best net average of 45.0 yards and downed three of four punts inside the 20 vs. Cin (11/22) ... punted six times for a 43.5-yard average and landed two inside the 20 @ StL (12/6) … recorded net average of 43.0 yards on four punts and landed three inside the 20 vs. GB (12/27) … averaged 47.3 yards on six punts and had one special teams tackle vs. Sea (1/3/16) … finished with a net average of 49.0 yards on three punts and landed two inside the 20 in Divisional Playoff vs. GB (1/16/16) … punted four times for a 48.8-yard average and had one special teams tackle in NFC Championship Game @ Car (1/24/16).

NoteCARDS:

  • Father is former Cardinals (1996-97) and Bears (1985-95) kicker Kevin Butler. The Butlers join WR/KR Eric Metcalf (1998) and RB Terry Metcalf (1973-77) as the only known father-son combo to play for the Cardinals.

Pro Career: Originally signed as a rookie free agent with the Steelers on 4/30/12. Released on 9/2/13. Signed a future contract with the Chicago Bears on 12/31/13, but was released on 5/19/14. Signed with Detroit Lions on 7/25/14 and was released on 8/25/14. Signed with Cardinals on 9/8/14. Re-signed with Cardinals on 2/22/16.

2015: Served as punter and holder on FGs and PATs in every game … averaged 42.9 yards on 60 punts, landing 22 inside the 20 while having only six touchbacks … averaged 39.5 yards on four punts vs. NO (9/13); downed two inside the 20, including one at the three with 2:12 left in the game and the Cardinals leading 24-19 … downed two of his four punts inside the 20 vs. SF (9/27), including a punt at the one in the third quarter that led to a safety on San Francisco’s next play … averaged 48.0 yards on three punts vs. Bal (10/26) … punted twice for a 50.0-yard average @ Cle (11/1) … punted four times for a career-best net average of 45.0 yards and downed three of four punts inside the 20 vs. Cin (11/22) ... punted six times for a 43.5-yard average and landed two inside the 20 @ StL (12/6) … recorded net average of 43.0 yards on four punts and landed three inside the 20 vs. GB (12/27) … averaged 47.3 yards on six punts and had one special teams tackle vs. Sea (1/3/16) … finished with a net average of 49.0 yards on three punts and landed two inside the 20 in Divisional Playoff vs. GB (1/16/16) … punted four times for a 48.8-yard average and had one special teams tackle in NFC Championship Game @ Car (1/24/16).

2014: Served as team’s punter in 15 games and one playoff contest and was the holder on FGs and PATs in all but two games ... punted 79 times for 3,328 yards (42.1 avg.) and tied for the NFL lead with 34 punts inside the 20, the fourth-highest single-season total in franchise history … had just five touchbacks … punted four times for 218 yards (career-best 54.5 avg.) after signing on day of the game vs. SD (9/8) … averaged 41.0 yards on four punts and downed two inside the 20 @ NYG (9/14) … released on 9/16 and re-signed on 9/19 … had one 49-yard punt vs. SF (9/21) … released on 9/23 and added to practice squad on 9/24 … re-signed to active roster on 10/7 … averaged 38.6 yards on seven punts vs. Was (10/12); had four punts downed inside the 20 and no touchbacks … punted four times for a 42.0-yard average and downed two inside the 20 @ Oak (10/19) … averaged 42.8 yards on eight punts vs. Phi (10/26); downed three inside the 20 and had one touchback … had five punts for a 39.2-yard average, including three downed inside the 20, and added his first career special teams tackle @ Dal (11/2) … averaged 44.7 yards on six punts and had a net average of 44.0 yards vs. StL (11/9) … punted five times for a 39.4-yard average and landed three of his five punts inside the 20 vs. Det (11/16) … averaged 37.2 yards on six punts @ Sea (11/23) … punted five times and averaged 48.4 yards per punt @ Atl (11/30); downed two inside the 20 … averaged 45.8 yards on four punts and downed two inside the 20 vs. KC (12/7); had a career-best net average (min. three punts) of 44.8 yards … set career high with six of his eight punts downed inside the 20 @ StL (12/11); six punts inside the 20 also tied franchise single-game record set by Dave Zastudil twice in 2012; averaged 38.4 yards per punt and had no touchbacks … punted nine times for a 43.7-yard average vs. Sea (12/21); nine punts and 393 gross yards were both career highs … downed all three of his punts inside the 20 @ SF (12/28); averaged 35.7 yards per punt … averaged 34.8 yards on nine punts in Wild Card game @ Car (1/3/15).

2012: Played in all 16 games as a rookie with the Steelers, punting 77 times for 3,374 yards (43.8 avg.) … had a net average of 37.8 yards per punt and landed 26 punts inside the 20 with only six touchbacks … made NFL debut and averaged 47.3 yards on three punts in season opener @ Den (9/9) … downed three of his five punts inside the 20 vs. NYJ (9/16) … averaged a season-high 50.7 yards on three punts vs. Was (10/28) … punted for a career-best 357 yards on eight punts (44.6 avg.) vs. Bal (11/18) … punted seven times for a 47.4-yard average, including a career-long 79-yarder vs. SD (12/9) … averaged 45.3 yards on seven punts vs. Cin (12/23).

College: Punted 168 times for 7,589 yards (45.2 avg.) and landed 60 punts inside the 20 in four years at Georgia … named to the school’s team of the decade … averaged 44.2 yards on 58 punts as a senior in 2011, including 18 punts of 50 yards or more … downed 21 punts inside the 20 … earned second-team All-American honors as a junior and was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award … punted 50 times for 2,225 yards (44.5 avg.) with 19 punts inside the 20 … also was a CoSIDA Academic All-American, becoming the seventh player in school history to be named an All-American both athletically and academically … was the Ray Guy Award winner as the nation’s most outstanding punter as a sophomore in 2009 … named a first-team All-American and first-team All-SEC … led the nation by averaging 48.1 yards on 56 punts and downed 19 inside the 20 … became the third Georgia punter in school history to lead the NCAA in punting … punted three times for 107 yards as a freshman in 2008 … redshirted in 2007.

Personal: Attended Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee, GA) High School where he was named first-team All-State by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as a senior … earned Gwinnett County Player of the Month honors in September, 2005 … averaged 40.0 yards per punt and had 13 inside the 20 as a junior … also played varsity golf … father, Kevin, was an NFL kicker from 1985-97, playing for the Bears (1985-95) and Cardinals (1996-97) where he made 265-of-361 FGs (73.4 pct.) in his career … graduated with a degree in Telecommunication Arts … wife’s name is Jacqui.

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