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Brett Butler
24   Brett Butler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Jenks HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 192

Position:
Rover

Experience:
3L


Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner and starter . . . has played in 30 games and has started 16 contests . . . has 95 career tackles and eight pass breakups . . . 2001 ?? Played in all 11 games . . . was in the starting lineup at rover against New Mexico State and Hawaii . . . tallied 28 tackles, including 17 solos . . . tied his career-best with nine tackles against UTEP . . . also had six stops vs. New Mexico State . . . 2000 -- Saw action in nine games . . . played cornerback in the 2000 season before suffering a knee injury . . . started six games including Oklahoma State, Rice, Louisiana Tech, Hawaii , UTEP and New Mexico State . . . missed the final three games of the season . . . was a preseason all-WAC second team selection by Lindy's Preseason Magazine for the 2000 season . . . had 28 tackles, including 17 solos . . . also was credited with five pass breakups . . . had four tackles and three pass breakups against Rice . . . had a season-high seven tackles against New Mexico State . . . tallied four tackles, forced one fumble and had one pass breakup against Hawaii . . . 1999 -- Started eight games in his redshirt freshman season at safety . . . tallied 39 tackles on the year, including 25 solos . . . ranked ninth on the team in tackles as a redshirt freshman . . . tied for the team-lead in interceptions with three pickoffs for 25 yards . . . also had four pass breakups . . . had a team-best nine tackles against Hawaii . . . was the Defensive Player of the Game against Hawaii . . . had just two tackles vs. UTEP, but had two interceptions including one for a 25-yard TD and one forced fumble . . . 1998 -- Was one of a number of true freshmen to sit out the 1998 season due to redshirt status . . . Overall -- Missed spring drills due to his knee injury . . . began spring 2000 at rover, then moved to cornerback at the midway point of spring drills . . . has good coverage skills . . . an intelligent player . . . will battle for a starting position . . . a versatile player.

High School: Was a two-year letterwinner at Jenks High School . . . started at receiver and in the defensive secondary as a senior . . . played cornerback as a senior and free safety his junior season . . . was a Tulsa World first team all-state selection as a senior . . . earned second-team all-state honors by the Daily Oklahoman . . . earned all-metro accolades as a senior . . . recorded 40 tackles, intercepted five passes and had 29 passes broken up as a senior . . . was a member of the Class 6A state champions in both his junior and senior seasons . . . Jenks had a 27-1 record in his two seasons as a letterwinner . . . caught 20 passes for 392 yards and five touchdowns as a senior . . . registered 70 tackles and 12 pass breakups as a junior . . . also won three letters in basketball . . . high school coach was Allan Trimble.

Personal: Favorite movie is Top Gun . . . Jason Sehorn is his favorite player and the Dallas Cowboys is his favorite NFL team . . . "Seinfeld" is his favorite TV show . . . lists ex-NBA star Michael Jordan as his favorite athlete . . . the most memorable place he has visited is Rome . . . his father, Jim, played football at Tulsa and was the school's leading receiver for three consecutive years, 1969-71 . . .named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll as a true freshman . . . the Dave Matthews Band is his favorite musical group . . . a finance major . . . born March 22, 1979.

Career Statistics

DefenseGUTATTotLossSackFRFFPBUInt
1998Redshirt
1999 (Fr)102514392/-20/01133
2000 (So)91711280/00/00150
2001 (Jr)111711280/00/00000
Totals305936952/-20/01283