Jim "Cannonball" Butler
Date of birth: (1943-05-04) May 4, 1943 (age 77)
Place of birth: Quincy, Florida
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Edward Waters
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 14 / Pick 186
 As player:
Pittsburgh Steelers
Atlanta Falcons
St. Louis Cardinals
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1
Playing stats at

Jim "Cannonball" Butler (born May 4, 1943 in Quincy, Florida) is a former professional American football player who played running back for eight seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Atlanta Falcons and the St. Louis Cardinals. Butler grew up in Delray Beach, Florida and played college football at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. To this day, he is the only alumnus from the school to ever play in the NFL.

In the NFL, Butler played mostly as a kick/punt returner during his career. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1969 as a member of the Atlanta Falcons.[1]


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