Adam Butler (American football)
Butler with the Patriots in 2017.
|No. 70 – New England Patriots|
|Born:||April 12, 1994|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||300 lb (136 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018|
Butler, a descendant of the children's rights campaigner Edna Gladney, attended Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. He was a two-time captain of the Duncanville Panthers football team, earning MVP honors his senior season.
Butler attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After redshirting his freshman year, Butler became a prominent member of the Vanderbilt Commodores defense. Butler played four seasons for Vanderbilt, accumulating 113 total tackles, 10 sacks, two blocked PATs, and one defensive touchdown.
Butler signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017. After impressing in the Patriots' training camp and preseason that summer, he earned a spot on the Patriots' 53-man roster. He was active for the Patriots' regular season home opener, seeing 21 snaps and recording a tackle in a 42-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots made it to Super Bowl LII, but fell up short to the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 41-33 with Butler recording 1 tackle. The Patriots made it back to the Super Bowl in 2019 where they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII.
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