Paul Butcher (American football)

Paul Butcher
Date of birth (1963-11-08) November 8, 1963
Place of birth Detroit, Michigan
Career information
Position(s) Linebacker
College Wayne State
Career history
As player
1986–1989 Detroit Lions
1990–1992 Los Angeles Rams
1993–1994 Indianapolis Colts
1995 Carolina Panthers
1996 Oakland Raiders
Career stats

Paul Butcher Sr. (born November 8, 1963) is a former American football linebacker in the NFL for eleven years, until he retired from the Oakland Raiders. He also played for the Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, and he was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft. He played college football at Wayne State University. Butcher was the Special Teams coach of the XFL's New York/New Jersey Hitmen.[1] His son is the actor Paul Butcher.


  1. "Ryans not exactly XFL's poster boy". February 2, 2001. Retrieved October 15, 2014.

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