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Victor Butler biography

Date of birth : 1987-07-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Rialto, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-26
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Victor Butler is an American football linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

PRO: The Dallas Cowboys used their second selection of the fourth round (110th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft on Victor Butler. A defensive end in college, Butler became the Cowboys latest player to make the transition from rush end to linebacker in Wade Phillips' 3-4 defensive scheme hoping to follow in the footsteps of DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer. Butler learned both outside linebacker positions as a rookie, earning him valuable playing time and experience which he hopes to build off of in 2010 as he continues to back-up and learn from Ware and Spencer.

2009:
# Finished his rookie season with 3.0 sacks - tops amongst Cowboys rookies and good for fifth on the team - in 16 games played with one start.
# Led all Dallas rookies and tied for fourth on the team with 12 special teams tackles.
# In his NFL debut at Tampa Bay (9/13), recorded one tackle on defense and led the team with four special teams stops.
# Had his first career sacks against Carolina (9/28) with two fourth quarter takedowns of Jake Delhomme and forced his first career fumble on the second sack. Also added a tackle on special teams.
# Recovered his first career fumble in the fourth quarter against Seattle (11/1) and added two stops on special teams.
# Filled in for Spencer late in the fourth quarter at Philadelphia (11/8) to record a one-yard sack of Donovan McNabb.
# Notched a season-high two tackles against Washington (11/22).
# Made his first career start in place of Ware (played in passing situations) at New Orleans (12/19) and recorded one tackle and his first career pressure.
# In his postseason debut against Philadelphia (1/9/10), rotated in for Spencer and Ware in the fourth quarter but did not record any stats.

COLLEGE:
# Compiled 110 tackles, 26.0 sacks and 39.5 tackles for losses during his collegiate career at Oregon State.
# Left the school second all-time in sacks with 26.0 and fourth all-time in tackles for loss with 39.5.
# Started all 13 games as a senior captain for the Beavers to earn first-team All-Pac 10 selection and post career-highs in tackles (65), sacks (12.0) and tackles for loss (21.5). Also added five quarterback hurries, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
# His 21.5 tackles for loss set a school record, while his 12.0 sacks tied a school record.
# Tallied career-highs in tackles (11), tackles for loss (five) and sacks (four) while also adding a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against Pittsburgh in the Brut Sun Bowl.
# Accounted for 10.5 sacks as a junior, the third-highest total in the Pac-10 while playing in 13 games with one start.
# Shared the team's Most Improved Player (Tim Clark) and shared the "Lunch Bucket Award" (Taylor Kavanaugh).
# Played in all 14 games and accounted for 17 tackles as a sophomore in 2006.
# Of his 17 stops, 5.5 were for losses, including 3.5 sacks.
# One-of-seven true freshmen to play, finishing with three tackles for the season while seeing action in nine games.

PERSONAL:
# Three-year letterwinner as a receiver, safety, defensive end and kick returner at Eisenhower High School in Rialto, Calif.
# Played defensive end only as a senior due to team needs.
# Two-time all-league and all-county as a senior.
# Majored in political science at OSU.

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