|No. 31, 39|
|Date of birth:October 20, 1988|
|Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida|
|College: Georgia Tech|
|Undrafted in 2011|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Dallas Cowboys ( 2011− 2012)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Mario Antoine Butler (born October 20, 1988) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills. He played college football at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He received a number of accolades in his final year of high school which include:
- No. 34 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com
- No. 62 overall prospect in Florida by Scout.com
- No. 73 overall prospect in Florida by SuperPrep.com
- No. 76 overall prospect in Florida by Rivals.com
- Orlando Sentinel's Top 100 in Florida
Butler accepted a football scholarship from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He became a starter as a sophomore, registering 41 tackles and one interception. The next year, he posted 45 tackles and 2 interceptions.
As a senior, he collected 47 tackles and one interception. He finished his career with 51 games (39 starts), 136 tackles, 4 interceptions and 12 passes defensed.
Butler signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys after the 2011 NFL draft. He was waived on September 3 and signed to the practice squad two days later. On January 3, 2012, he was promoted to the active roster.
Butler is the son of Lisa Lockwood and Jeffrey Butler.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Player Bio: Mario Butler- Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site". Georgia Tech Official Athletic SIte. http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/mario_butler_287783.html. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- ↑ Korfhage, Stuart (27 July 2011). "Nease grad Mario Butler signs deal with America's team". St. Augustine Record. http://staugustine.com/sports/2011-07-26/butler-signs-deal-cowboys#.TjHoomP09JE. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- ↑ Hill, Calvin. "Cowboys begin the free agency period". ESPN.com. http://www.espn.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4680721/cowboys-begin-the-free-agency-period. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- ↑ Jackson, Zac (January 4, 2016). "Bills extend four, sign seven to futures contracts". NBCSports.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/01/04/bills-extend-four-sign-seven-to-futures-contracts/. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- ↑ Brown, Chris (September 2, 2016). "Vets Felton and Lawson headline Bills cut to 53". https://www.buffalobills.com/news/vets-felton-and-lawson-headline-bills-cut-to-53-17612870. Retrieved January 5, 2018.