|Date of birth:June 14, 1994|
|Place of birth: Pike County, Mississippi|
|College: Louisiana Tech|
|NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Carolina Panthers ( 2016–present)|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
Butler attended North Pike High School in Summit, Mississippi. He played football, basketball and ran track. As a senior, he had 121 tackles and 13 sacks. Butler committed to Louisiana Tech University to play college football.
As a true freshman at Louisiana Tech in 2012, Butler had 21 tackles. As a sophomore in 2013, he had 43 tackles with one sack and as a junior in 2014, he had 54 tackles and a sack. As a senior in 2015, Butler had 50 tackles with three sacks and was named first team All-Conference USA.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 3⅝ in||323 lb||5.33 s||1.87 s||3.07 s||4.76 s||7.82 s||29½ in||8 ft 8 in||26 rep|
On May 2, 2019, the Panthers declined the fifth-year option on Butler's contract, making him a free agent in 2020.
- ↑ "Louisiana Tech lands two from North Pike". enterprise-journal.com. http://www.enterprise-journal.com/article_9190f6cc-4d17-11e1-9bf9-001871e3ce6c.html.
- ↑ "Tech’s Butler nearly unblockable during fall camp". thenewsstar.com. August 19, 2015. http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/sports/college/louisiana-tech/2015/08/19/techs-butler-nearly-unblockable-fall-camp/32017541/.
- ↑ "Butler wants to prove he's top-ranked DT prospect in NFL Draft". thenewsstar.com. January 25, 2016. http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/sports/college/louisiana-tech/2016/01/25/butler-wants-prove-hes-top-ranked-dt-prospect-nfl-draft/79288100/.
- ↑ "La. Tech’s Butler has plenty to prove at Senior Bowl". shreveporttimes.com. January 25, 2016. http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/sports/college/la-tech/2016/01/25/la-techs-butler-plenty-prove-senior-bowl/79317584/.
- ↑ "Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Vernon Butler lives up to billing at Senior Bowl practice". http://theadvocate.com/sports/latestsports/14719518-125/louisiana-tech-defensive-tackle-vernon-butler-lives-up-to-billing-at-senior-bowl-practice.
- ↑ "Vernon Butler - DT - Louisiana Tech - 2016 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=122309&draftyear=2016&genpos=dt. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
- ↑ "Vernon Butler - DT - Louisiana Tech - 2016 NFL Combine Results". NFL Combine Results. http://nflcombineresults.com/playerpage.php?f=Vernon&l=Butler&i=21939. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
- ↑ "DT Butler signs contract". May 13, 2016. http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/DT-Butler-signs-contract/dc7e9216-2e7b-458c-8eda-c8fc314b19fd.
- ↑ "Spotrac.com: Vernon Butler contract". https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/carolina-panthers/vernon-butler-18978/.
- ↑ "Panthers pass on Vernon Butler's fifth-year option". May 2, 2019. https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-will-not-pick-up-vernon-butler-s-fifth-year-option.