Duane Butler

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Duane Butler
No. 31
Position:Linebacker / Defensive Back
Personal information
Born: (1973-11-09) November 9, 1973 (age 45)
Trotwood, Ohio
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Trotwood (OH) Madison
College:Illinois State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Duane Butler (born November 9, 1973) is a former gridiron football linebacker / defensive back. He played college football at Illinois State.

College career[edit]

Duane Butler attended Illinois State University.[1] While there, he was a three time All-Conference selection, and left school with the school's fifth most career tackles record with 332 tackles.

Professional career[edit]

Butler began his career as a free agent, eventually playing in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings, in 1997 for three games and in 1998 for fourteen games.[2] In 1998, he also played for the London Monarchs of the NFL Europa. In 1999, he tried out for the Cleveland Browns. In 2000, he played for the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europa. 2001 was a busy year, as Butler played 15 games with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL, and a season with the Birmingham Thunderbolts of the XFL. After another season in Hamilton (2002), Butler found a home with the Montreal Alouettes, where he has played for the past 4 seasons (to 2006). In 2003, he tied the Alouettes records for most sacks in a game, with 5 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.


  1. ^ "ILLINOIS STATE ATHLETES IN THE PROS | FOOTBALL". Illinois State Athletics. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  2. ^ "All-Time Numerical Roster". vikings.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2010.