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Vernon Butler
DT #92
Height:
6-4
Weight:
325
Age:
22
College:
Louisiana Tech
Hometown:
Summit, Miss.
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
13
SCK
1.5
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 13 5 8 1.5 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2016 CAR 10 0 13 5 8 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DEN L 20-21 1 1 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 SF W 46-27 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 MIN L 10-22 1 0 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @ATL L 33-48 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 TB L 14-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @NO L 38-41 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 ARI W 30-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @LA W 13-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 KC L 17-20 1 0 1 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 NO W 23-20 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @OAK L 32-35 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @SEA L 7-40 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 SD W 28-16 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @WAS W 26-15 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 ATL L 16-33 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @TB L 16-17 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Selected in the first round (30th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/28/16).

GP/GS
Career (10/0); 2016 (10/0).

2016
Selected in the first round (30th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina…Played in 10 games and was inactive for six games…Recorded 11 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four quarterback pressures, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery…Became the second player in franchise history to record two blocked field goals in one season…Contributed to a defense that ranked second in the NFL with 47 sacks…Inactive with an ankle injury at Atlanta (10/2), versus Tampa Bay (10/10), at New Orleans (10/16), versus Arizona (10/30) and at Los Angeles (11/6)…Also inactive at Oakland (11/27)…At Denver (9/8): Recorded his first career sack in his NFL debut, sacking Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian for a nine-yard loss in the first quarter…Vs. Minnesota (9/3): Tallied one tackle and one pass defensed before suffering a high ankle sprain...Injury caused him to be inactive for the next five games…Vs. Kansas City (11/13): Returned to the lineup after being inactive for five weeks…Combined with defensive end Charles Johnson to sack Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith…Vs. New Orleans (11/17): Blocked Saints kicker Wil Lutz’s 38-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter, Carolina’s first blocked field goal since Julius Peppers versus Philadelphia (9/13/09)…Vs. Atlanta (12/24): Recorded two tackles and one blocked field goal…Blocked Falcons kicker Matt Bryant’s 30-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter, joining Peppers (2006, 2007) as the only players in team history to record two blocked field goals in one season…At Tampa Bay (1/1): Recovered a fumble by Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston.

COLLEGE
Played in 48 games with 28 starts at Louisiana Tech...Gathered 170 tackles, 29.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, nine quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and three passes defensed...2015 (Sr.): Started 13 games...First-team All-Conference USA selection...Posted 50 tackles, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Finished third on the team with three sacks and 10 tackles for loss and tied for the team lead with eight quarterback pressures....Helped the Bulldogs rank 13th in the nation and first in the conference in rushing defense for the second consecutive season, allowing 119.3 yards per game...2014 (Jr.): Started 14 games...Recorded 56 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss - which stood second on the team, one sack, one quarterback pressure, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Anchored unit that stood 17th in the nation and led the conference in rushing defense, yielding 118.2 yards per game...2013 (So.): Played in 11 games with one start...Notched 43 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack...2012 (Fr.): Played in 10 games...Logged 21 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss.

PERSONAL
Attended North Pike HS in Summit, Miss.

TRANSACTIONS
Selected in the first round (30th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/28/16).

GP/GS
Career (10/0); 2016 (10/0).

2016
Selected in the first round (30th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina…Played in 10 games and was inactive for six games…Recorded 11 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four quarterback pressures, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery…Became the second player in franchise history to record two blocked field goals in one season…Contributed to a defense that ranked second in the NFL with 47 sacks…Inactive with an ankle injury at Atlanta (10/2), versus Tampa Bay (10/10), at New Orleans (10/16), versus Arizona (10/30) and at Los Angeles (11/6)…Also inactive at Oakland (11/27)…At Denver (9/8): Recorded his first career sack in his NFL debut, sacking Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian for a nine-yard loss in the first quarter…Vs. Minnesota (9/3): Tallied one tackle and one pass defensed before suffering a high ankle sprain...Injury caused him to be inactive for the next five games…Vs. Kansas City (11/13): Returned to the lineup after being inactive for five weeks…Combined with defensive end Charles Johnson to sack Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith…Vs. New Orleans (11/17): Blocked Saints kicker Wil Lutz’s 38-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter, Carolina’s first blocked field goal since Julius Peppers versus Philadelphia (9/13/09)…Vs. Atlanta (12/24): Recorded two tackles and one blocked field goal…Blocked Falcons kicker Matt Bryant’s 30-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter, joining Peppers (2006, 2007) as the only players in team history to record two blocked field goals in one season…At Tampa Bay (1/1): Recovered a fumble by Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston.

COLLEGE
Played in 48 games with 28 starts at Louisiana Tech...Gathered 170 tackles, 29.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, nine quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and three passes defensed...2015 (Sr.): Started 13 games...First-team All-Conference USA selection...Posted 50 tackles, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Finished third on the team with three sacks and 10 tackles for loss and tied for the team lead with eight quarterback pressures....Helped the Bulldogs rank 13th in the nation and first in the conference in rushing defense for the second consecutive season, allowing 119.3 yards per game...2014 (Jr.): Started 14 games...Recorded 56 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss - which stood second on the team, one sack, one quarterback pressure, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Anchored unit that stood 17th in the nation and led the conference in rushing defense, yielding 118.2 yards per game...2013 (So.): Played in 11 games with one start...Notched 43 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack...2012 (Fr.): Played in 10 games...Logged 21 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss.

PERSONAL
Attended North Pike HS in Summit, Miss.