|No. 92 Carolina Panthers|
|Date of birth:||June 14, 1994|
|Place of birth:||Pike County, Mississippi|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||325 lb (147 kg)|
|High school:||Summit (MS) North Pike|
|NFL Draft:||2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2016|
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||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 4 in||323 lb||35 1⁄8 in||10 3⁄4 in||5.33 s||1.87 s||3.07 s||4.76 s||7.82 s||29 1⁄2 in||8 ft 8 in||26 reps|
|All values from 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.|
- "Louisiana Tech lands two from North Pike". enterprise-journal.com.
- "Tech's Butler nearly unblockable during fall camp". thenewsstar.com. 19 August 2015.
- "Butler wants to prove he's top-ranked DT prospect in NFL Draft". thenewsstar.com. 25 January 2016.
- "La. Tech's Butler has plenty to prove at Senior Bowl". shreveporttimes.com. 25 January 2016.
- "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". NFL.com. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
- "Vernon Butler - DT - Louisiana Tech - 2016 NFL Combine Results". NFL Combine Results. Retrieved April 30, 2016.