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Deon Butler biography

Date of birth : 1986-01-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fairfax, Virginia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-29
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Seahawks, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Deon Butler is an American football wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Penn State.

Selected with the 27th pick in the third round (91 overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. Seventh player drafted out of Penn State, and second Nittany Lion receiver drafted in the third round (David Daniels, 1993). Highest drafted receiver since 2001 (Koren Robinson, ninth overall).

* Saw action in all 16 games as a rookie mostly
as a fourth receiver and on special teams.


Helped lead Penn State to the 2005 Big Ten Conference and Orange Bowl titles and a 40-11 record the past four seasons. Closed out career as the school's all-time leader with 179 receptions, finishing second with 2,771 yards receiving and third with 22 touchdown catches. His 48 grabs in 2006 tied the school season record for sophomores and ranks seventh on PSU's annual record chart. One of three players in Nittany Lions annals to gain over 200 yards receiving in a game, set- ting the record with 216 yards vs. North- western in 2006.


Attended Hylton High School (suburban Washington, D.C.), playing football for head coach Lou Sorrentino. A three-sport standout, lettered four times in football and basketball, adding one more letter in track as a sprinter during his final campaign. Earned all-state, all-metro, all-district and all-area honors as a senior, serving as team captain. In 2003, Butler had 41 receptions for 1,029 yards and 16 touch- downs, leading the team to the Virginia Class AAA state championship. Also had 26 kickoff returns for 763 yards and two touchdowns. A two-way starter, he recorded 73 tackles and nine interceptions as a defensive back in 2003 and grabbed 16 career interceptions. Chosen to play in the 2004 VHSL All-Star game.

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