Football Alumni that have made it to the Pro Level
At Calabasas High School, Butler earned first-team All-Frontier League honors as a junior. He was named first-team All-Miramonte League honors in 2002 and selected as the team's Defensive Most Valuable Player in his last two seasons. Named to the Los Angeles Daily News' first-team, he was his team's Big Hitter Award winner in 2002 while playing on the defensive line.
Butler enrolled at Nevada in 2003, spending the season on the scout team as a defensive tackle. The 285-pounder appeared in eight games in 2004, playing behind Chris Barry at left defensive tackle. He finished his first varsity year by collecting 19 tackles (7 solos) with an assisted sack, four stops for losses and a pass deflection.