Vernon Butler

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Vernon Butler
No. 92 – Carolina Panthers
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1994-06-14) June 14, 1994 (age 24)
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 2017
Total tackles: 26
Sacks: 1.5
Forced fumbles: 0
Fumble recoveries: 1
Pass deflections: 2
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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
323 lb
(147 kg)
35 18 in
(0.89 m)
10 34 in
(0.27 m)
5.33 s 1.87 s 3.07 s 4.76 s 7.82 s 29 12 in
(0.75 m)
8 ft 8 in
(2.64 m)
26 reps
All values from 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.[6][7]

Butler was selected in the first round with the 30th overall pick 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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