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San Diego Chargers
Position
LB
 
Jersey
56
Name  Donald Butler
Born  10/17/1988
Height  6-1
Weight  248
College  Washington
DEFENSE
Year S-Tkl A-Tkl Total Sack S-Yds PD FF Safety
2013 71 13.0 84.0 0.5 5.5 5 0 0
2012 50 27.0 77.0 3.0 12 4 1 0
2011 75 19.0 94.0 2.0 17 2 2 0

INTERCEPTIONS
Year Int Yds Lng TD
2013 1 30 30 0
2012 1 21 21 1
2011 1 2 2 0

FUMBLES
Year Fumbles Own-Rec Rec-Yds Rec-TD Forced Opp-Rec ORec-Yds ORec-TD
2013 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0 2 1 37 1

 
Notes:
Second-Team All-Pac-10 as a senior in 2009...Finished third in the Pac-10 in tackles (94) and second in TFLs (15.5) last season...After splitting time between inside and outside linebacker positions as a junior, Butler played strictly inside as a senior....Lacks the ideal bulk to excel at the middle linebacker position, but Butler is one of the fastest risers at theposition...Is an aggressive player who explodes to the football and makes plays...Does not avoid collisions with fullbacks in the hole...Is able to cover backs and tight ends effectively...A team captain who works hard and has the desire to succeed...Extremely smart and coachable...Can be a bit overaggressive at times, but tremendous athleticism overshadows many shortcomings...Considered one of the better inside linebacker prospects in this draft.

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