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Brad Butler
T #60
Height:
6-7
Weight:
315
College:
Virginia
Experience:
4
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 33 31
2009 BUF 2 2
2008 BUF 13 13
2007 BUF 16 16
2006 BUF 2 0

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Bio

PRO: Became the first offensive player taken by the Bills in the 2006 Draft with the 10th selection in the fifth round (143rd overall)…joined D’Brickashaw Ferguson (4th choice in 1st round to the Jets) as the second offensive tackle out of Virginia to be selected in the 2006 Draft…first player drafted from Virginia by the Bills since linebacker Angelo Crowell (3rd round, 2003).

CAREER: Started 29 of 32 games in the last two seasons – including all 16 games in 2007...In 2007, part of offensive line that allowed only 26 sacks, the fewest allowed by the Bills...In 2007, was member of the first Bills line to not allow a sack in three consecutive weeks (at Was (12/2), vs. Mia. (12/9) and at Cle (12/16))...Played in first NFL game on November 5, 2006 vs. Green Bay

 

PRO: Became the first offensive player taken by the Bills in the 2006 Draft with the 10th selection in the fifth round (143rd overall)…joined D’Brickashaw Ferguson (4th choice in 1st round to the Jets) as the second offensive tackle out of Virginia to be selected in the 2006 Draft…first player drafted from Virginia by the Bills since linebacker Angelo Crowell (3rd round, 2003).

CAREER: Started 29 of 32 games in the last two seasons – including all 16 games in 2007...In 2007, part of offensive line that allowed only 26 sacks, the fewest allowed by the Bills...In 2007, was member of the first Bills line to not allow a sack in three consecutive weeks (at Was (12/2), vs. Mia. (12/9) and at Cle (12/16))...Played in first NFL game on November 5, 2006 vs. Green Bay

2008:
• Started the season’s first six games at right guard before suffering a knee injury causing him to miss the next three games… ended his streak of 22 consecutive starts… started the final seven of weeks of the season
• Part of an offensive line that blocked for 1,092 rushing yards (136.5 rush yards/game) in the second half of the season, ranking ninth in the league and fifth in the conference
• Team ran for 100 or more yards in nine of his 13 starts, including a season-best performance 187 yards at NYJ (12/14)
• Appeared in his 20th career game as a starter at Jax. (9/14) and made his 20th career start at STL (9/28)

2007
• Named starter prior to the season opener and made first NFL start on Kickoff Weekend
• Started all 16 games at right guard … member of the first Bills offensive line to start 15 consecutive games since 1989 (16 games)
• Part of offensive line that allowed only 26 sacks, the fewest allowed by the Bills
• Helped pave the way for over 100 yards rushing in 11 of 16 games and 112.5 yards per game rushing average.
• Helped lead the way for 224 rushing yards vs. Mia. (12/9), including two 100-yard rushers (Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson).  It was the first time since 1996 that the Bills had two backs rush for over 100 yards in the same game.
• Line tied a team record by not allowing a sack in three consecutive games at Was (12/2), vs. Mia. (12/9) and at Cle (12/16);  Marked the first time the Bills did not allow a sack in three straight games since sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982.

2006:
• Inactive for first seven contests … vs. GB (11/5), saw his first action in the NFL
• Dressed, but did not play at Ind. (11/12), at Hou. (11/19), vs. Jax. (11/26), vs. SD (12/3), at NYJ (12/10), vs. Mia. (12/17) and vs. Ten. (12/24)
• at Bal. (12/31), saw action on the offensive line

COLLEGE: Started 31 consecutive games at right tackle, the longest streak at UVA since 1985…first player in school history to start at right tackle in three bowl games and third Cavalier in history to start four bowl games. As a senior started all 11 games he played…one of the most versatile linemen in the ACC…received the Rock Weir Most Improved Player Award along with Jon Cooper for spring practice and the Judge and Mrs. Harold H. Purcell Family Football Scholarship. … Majored in government.

PERSONAL:  Spent the 2008 offseason interning at Kemp Partners in Washington DC with former Buffalo Bills quarterback and congressman Jack Kemp … assisted the company in covering hearings on Capitol Hill and doing due diligence and analysis on possible acquisitions for the company … participated in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial program at Stanford Business School in 2009, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and Harvard Business School in 2007 … Attended E.C. Glass High School…did not play football until sophomore year as primary focus was basketball…coached by Ed Landis…tabbed as the #22 player in Virginia by SuperPrep and by the Roanoke Times…All-Atlantic Region by PrepStar…Prep Football Report’s #71 player in the Mid-Atlantic region…24th among Virginia players on the Charlottesville Daily Progress "Gold List"…first-team All-State and first-team All-Northwest Region as a senior…first-team All-Central Virginia by the Lynchburg News & Advance as a senior…first-team All-District on both offense and defense as a senior…second-team All-District offensive lineman his junior year…didn't allow a sack as a junior…also voted the team's most outstanding defensive player…lettered in basketball and track…student athlete honor roll for three consecutive years.

COMMUNITY: Brad is one of the most active Buffalo Bills players in the community.  In addition to his regular visits to the children at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Brad is involved in many community activities and events.

In an effort to raise awareness on the importance of literacy, Brad visited local schools, read to classrooms, and was the spokesperson for the 2008 “Literacy Day” campaign in Rochester.

In 2008, Brad along with George Wilson visited a number of Buffalo Public High Schools to speak with students on the importance of education and making positive life choices.  In 2009, the “That’s Life” speaker series sponsored by Xerox was created with Brad and George making weekly visits to Buffalo Public schools to speak with students about reaching their goals and making the most of their opportunities.

In the offseason Brad participated in a 10 day visit overseas to the Middle East Nation of Qatar where he spent time with US Troops stationed there.  His visit included watching the Super Bowl with the troops, touring their facilities and surrounding area, and working out with the troops.

Brad also showed his support of the community by making appearances at the Buffalo Bills and American Red Cross Blood Drive, Time Warner Cable Student Leaders Banquet, NFL Grassroots Grant announcement at Riverside Park in Buffalo, the VA Hospital and the Kids Escaping Drugs autograph session at the Verizon Wireless store in the McKinley Mall.  Brad also annually attends the Women & Children’s Hospital Holiday Party for children.

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