Enters senior season as No. 13 career rusher in Herd history, despite having only one start in three seasons … Has seven career 100-yard rushing games, topped by a 233-yard performance in a 2014 overtime loss to Western Kentucky, when regular starter Devon Johnson was limited to three carries by injuries … With his breakaway speed, Butler has provided the Herd 21 carries of 20 or more yards, topped by his 83-yard touchdown run in 2014 at Southern Miss … Is the only player in Herd history with two rushes of 72 or more yards (both for TDs) … Has 7.0 career rushing average per carry, topping Erik Thomas’ school career mark of 6.5 from 1993-96 (senior Devon Johnson is at 8.0 ypc in career).
R-JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Was Herd’s No. 2 rusher with 798 yards on 107 carries, which included only 6 yards of losses … His 7.46 yards per carry ranked 15th in the nation … Scored seven touchdowns, bringing his career total to 18 – No. 15 in Marshall career history … Also caught three passes for 21 yards … Ran 24 times for 233 yards and two scores in the loss to WKU (Nov. 28) and also had 100-yard rushing games against Ohio (19-for-119) and Southern Miss (5-for-118, including the 83-yarder) … The 233-yard game ranks No. 6 in MU single-game annals … The 83-yard TD run was the Herd’s longest rush in 15 years, since Doug Chapman’s 87-yard TD in a 1999 Motor City Bowl win over BYU … Made first career start in Conference USA championship win over Louisiana Tech.
R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): In 12 games, ran for 765 yards on 87 carries with eight touchdowns, including an 8.8 yards-per-carry average that ranked third nationally ... Had a season-high 151 rushing yards and three touchdowns against Gardner-Webb … Also eclipsed the 100-yard mark against UAB (139) and Miami of Ohio (107) ... Also caught three passes for 23 yards … Returned six kickoff for 132 yards, including 45-yarder.
R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Played in 11 games (missed Houston) ... Posted 101 carries for 500 yards, including a 166-yard performance in 18 carries against Rice (Sept. 22) ... Six receptions for 31 yards ... Returned four kickoffs for 97 yards … Had one tackle on special teams.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Redshirted to retain eligibility.
HERD FILE: Born June 28, 1991 … Majoring in Health Sciences at MU … Rushed for 2,934 yards on 294 carries with 30 touchdowns as a Lakeland High School senior, the No. 3 Florida high school single-season rushing total … Broke numerous LHS records previously owned by former Florida star Chris Rainey … Also had offers from West Virginia, USF, UCF, Arizona State, Boston College, Cincinnati and Rutgers.