Vernon Butler

Vernon Butler
No. 92Carolina Panthers
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-06-14) June 14, 1994
Place of birth: Pike County, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Summit (MS) North Pike
College: Louisiana Tech
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2016
Total tackles: 7
Sacks: 1.5
Forced fumbles: 0
Pass deflections: 1
Player stats at

Vernon Butler Jr. (born June 14, 1994) is an American football defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana Tech.

Early years

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.[1]

College career

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.[2] As a senior in 2015, Butler had 50 tackles with three sacks and was named first team All-Conference USA.[3][4][5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 323 lb35 1⁄8 in10 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.[6][7]

Butler was selected 30th overall by the Carolina Panthers, becoming the highest Louisiana Tech Bulldog selected since Troy Edwards in 1999. Butler signed with the Panthers on May 13, 2016[8]


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