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Darius Butler
CB #27
Height:
5-10
Weight:
185
College:
Connecticut
Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 77 203 172 31 0 0 48 11 4 271 -- 91
2014 IND 8 28 24 4 0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2013 IND 16 54 44 10 0 0 15 4 1 79 19.8 41
2012 IND 11 31 22 9 0 0 7 4 2 101 25.3 51
2011 CAR 13 32 27 5 0 -- 7 -- -- -- -- --
2010 NE 15 23 22 1 0 -- 6 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NE 14 35 33 2 0 0 8 3 1 91 30.3 91
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 77 1 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
2014 IND 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 IND 16 1 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0
2012 IND 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 NE 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 77 5 104 20.8 26 0 3 0 0 0
2014 IND 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 IND 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 IND 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NE 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 NE 14 5 104 20.8 26 0 3 0 0 0

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Waived from injured reserve/injury settlement by Carolina (9/2/12)...Placed on injured reserve with a concussion by Carolina (9/1/12)...Waived/injured by Carolina (8/31/12)...Claimed off waivers by Carolina (9/7/11)...Waived by New England (9/6/11)...Selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by New England (4/25/09).

GP/GS
Career (42/14) [2/0]; 2011 (13/6); 2010 (15/3) [1/0]; 2009 (14/5) [1/0].

2011
Claimed off waivers by Carolina from New England (9/7)...Played in 13 games with six starts...Did not play in one game and was inactive for two others...Registered 29 tackles and nine passes defensed...Added two special teams tackles...Started at Chicago (10/2) in place of cornerback Chris Gamble, who was inactive with a concussion...Made starts versus New Orleans (10/9), at Atlanta (10/16) and versus Washington (10/23) when the Panthers opened in a nickel defense...Started versus Tampa Bay (12/24) and at New Orleans (1/1) after cornerback Captain Munnerlyn was placed on injured reserve.

2010
Played in 15 games with three starts for New England...Recorded 28 tackles and six passes defensed...Started the first two games at cornerback and versus the New York Jets (12/6) at nickel back...Inactive at Pittsburgh (11/14)...POSTSEASON: Played in AFC Divisional Playoff versus the New York Jets (1/16)...Logged one tackle...Vs. Cincinnati (9/12): Equaled single-game career high with eight tackles.

2009
Drafted in the second round (41st overall) by New England...Played in 14 games with five starts...Posted 33 tackles, three interceptions and eight passes defensed...Returned five kickoffs for 104 yards...Started at cornerback versus Tennessee (10/18), versus Miami (11/8) and at Miami (12/6) and when the Patriots opened in a nickel defense at New Orleans (11/30) and at Houston (1/3)...Inactive versus Atlanta (9/27) with a thigh injury and versus Jacksonville (12/27)...POSTSEASON: Played in AFC Wild Card versus Baltimore (1/10)...Notched three tackles...Had four kickoff returns for 72 yards, including a 42-yarder in the third quarter to set up a touchdown...Vs. Tennessee (10/18): Made first NFL start...Victimized Titans quarterback Kerry Collins for first career interception...Takeaway led to a touchdown...At Tampa Bay (10/25): Intercepted a Hail Mary by Buccaneers quarterback Josh Johnson to end first half of NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium in London, England...At Miami (12/6): Compiled a single-game career high eight tackles...At Houston (1/3): Picked off a pass by Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and returned it 91 yards for a touchdown, the fourth longest interception return in team history.

COLLEGE
Started all 45 games played at Connecticut...Tallied 180 tackles, three forced fumbles, 10 interceptions - including two returned for touchdowns - and 26 passes defensed...Averaged 25.6 yards on 35 kickoff returns with one touchdown...2008 (Sr.): First-team All-Big East Conference selection...Started 10 games...Missed the last four games with an injured knee...Collected 40 tackles and four passes defensed...Returned 20 kickoffs for 471 yards...Saw action on offense at wide receiver...Registered nine catches for 123 yards and one touchdown and two rushes for 13 yards and one touchdown...2007 (Jr.): Started 13 games...Produced 54 tackles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and seven passes defensed...Added four kickoff returns for 70 yards...2006 (So.): Started 11 games...Tied for the team lead with four interceptions and led the Huskies with seven passes defensed in addition to gathering 50 tackles...Contributed one kickoff return for 16 yards...2005 (Fr.): Started 11 games...Ranked first on the team with four interceptions and eight passes defensed to go along with 36 tackles and one forced fumble...Brought back 10 kickoffs for 338 yards...Returned an interception 86 yards for a touchdown and a kickoff 90 yards for a score to become the first Husky to have a defensive and special teams touchdown in the same season...2004: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Coral Springs (Fla.) Charter School...Majored in sociology at Connecticut.

TRANSACTIONS
Waived from injured reserve/injury settlement by Carolina (9/2/12)...Placed on injured reserve with a concussion by Carolina (9/1/12)...Waived/injured by Carolina (8/31/12)...Claimed off waivers by Carolina (9/7/11)...Waived by New England (9/6/11)...Selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by New England (4/25/09).

GP/GS
Career (42/14) [2/0]; 2011 (13/6); 2010 (15/3) [1/0]; 2009 (14/5) [1/0].

2011
Claimed off waivers by Carolina from New England (9/7)...Played in 13 games with six starts...Did not play in one game and was inactive for two others...Registered 29 tackles and nine passes defensed...Added two special teams tackles...Started at Chicago (10/2) in place of cornerback Chris Gamble, who was inactive with a concussion...Made starts versus New Orleans (10/9), at Atlanta (10/16) and versus Washington (10/23) when the Panthers opened in a nickel defense...Started versus Tampa Bay (12/24) and at New Orleans (1/1) after cornerback Captain Munnerlyn was placed on injured reserve.

2010
Played in 15 games with three starts for New England...Recorded 28 tackles and six passes defensed...Started the first two games at cornerback and versus the New York Jets (12/6) at nickel back...Inactive at Pittsburgh (11/14)...POSTSEASON: Played in AFC Divisional Playoff versus the New York Jets (1/16)...Logged one tackle...Vs. Cincinnati (9/12): Equaled single-game career high with eight tackles.

2009
Drafted in the second round (41st overall) by New England...Played in 14 games with five starts...Posted 33 tackles, three interceptions and eight passes defensed...Returned five kickoffs for 104 yards...Started at cornerback versus Tennessee (10/18), versus Miami (11/8) and at Miami (12/6) and when the Patriots opened in a nickel defense at New Orleans (11/30) and at Houston (1/3)...Inactive versus Atlanta (9/27) with a thigh injury and versus Jacksonville (12/27)...POSTSEASON: Played in AFC Wild Card versus Baltimore (1/10)...Notched three tackles...Had four kickoff returns for 72 yards, including a 42-yarder in the third quarter to set up a touchdown...Vs. Tennessee (10/18): Made first NFL start...Victimized Titans quarterback Kerry Collins for first career interception...Takeaway led to a touchdown...At Tampa Bay (10/25): Intercepted a Hail Mary by Buccaneers quarterback Josh Johnson to end first half of NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium in London, England...At Miami (12/6): Compiled a single-game career high eight tackles...At Houston (1/3): Picked off a pass by Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and returned it 91 yards for a touchdown, the fourth longest interception return in team history.

COLLEGE
Started all 45 games played at Connecticut...Tallied 180 tackles, three forced fumbles, 10 interceptions - including two returned for touchdowns - and 26 passes defensed...Averaged 25.6 yards on 35 kickoff returns with one touchdown...2008 (Sr.): First-team All-Big East Conference selection...Started 10 games...Missed the last four games with an injured knee...Collected 40 tackles and four passes defensed...Returned 20 kickoffs for 471 yards...Saw action on offense at wide receiver...Registered nine catches for 123 yards and one touchdown and two rushes for 13 yards and one touchdown...2007 (Jr.): Started 13 games...Produced 54 tackles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and seven passes defensed...Added four kickoff returns for 70 yards...2006 (So.): Started 11 games...Tied for the team lead with four interceptions and led the Huskies with seven passes defensed in addition to gathering 50 tackles...Contributed one kickoff return for 16 yards...2005 (Fr.): Started 11 games...Ranked first on the team with four interceptions and eight passes defensed to go along with 36 tackles and one forced fumble...Brought back 10 kickoffs for 338 yards...Returned an interception 86 yards for a touchdown and a kickoff 90 yards for a score to become the first Husky to have a defensive and special teams touchdown in the same season...2004: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Coral Springs (Fla.) Charter School...Majored in sociology at Connecticut.

 

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