#12 Devin Butler
DEVIN BUTLER’S CAREER HIGHS
Interceptions: 1, vs. Purdue, Sept. 13, 2014
Tackles: 7, at USC, Nov. 29, 2014 (6-1)
Fumbles forced: 1, Rice, Aug. 30, 2014
Pass breakups: 2, at Arizona State, Nov. 8, 2014
JUNIOR SEASON (2015):Played in all 12 regular-season games and started the regular-season finale at Stanford (Nov. 28)…missed the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl game against Ohio State with a broken foot…registered seven tackles on special teams, which was tied for third-best on the squad…his five tackles on kickoff return ranked tied for sixth on the Irish, while his two punt-return tackles ranked tied for fifth…recorded a season-high three tackles at Virginia (Sept. 12) and Stanford (Nov. 28)…credited with pass breakups against UMass (Sept. 26) and Stanford (Nov. 28)…recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half of the Navy game (Oct. 10), leading to a short Irish touchdown drive.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Played in all 13 games and started against No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) and USC (Nov. 29) … his start against the Sun Devils was the first of his career … registered 23 tackles, including 21 solo stops, as well as five passes defended, four pass breakups, one forced fumble and one interception … recorded a tackle and forced a fumble in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) … saw action on special teams and dime defense in the rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) … logged significant plays with the first-team defense in the 30-14 victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) … collected four tackles and first career interception in the win over the Boilermakers … played in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) but did not register any statistics … used in nickel defense during the second half of the 17-14 victory over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) … recorded two solo tackles in the triumph over North Carolina (Oct. 11) … saw action at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18) and vs. Navy (Nov. 1) but did not make a tackle … replaced an injured Cody Riggs in the loss at No. 11 Arizona State … registered two tackles and two PBUs against the Sun Devils … did not start against Northwestern (Nov. 15) but collected six tackles, all solo stops … registered an assisted tackle and pass breakup against Louisville (Nov. 22) … collected a career-best seven tackles, including six solo stops, and one pass breakup at USC (Nov. 29) … played in the Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30) but did not register any statistics.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in 12 games, missing only the Purdue (Sept. 14) game … made five tackles on the year, including four solos … also broke up a pass … recorded two tackles at Air Force (Oct. 26) … posted solo stops against both Temple (Aug. 31) and Navy (Nov. 2) … split a tackle against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) … broke up a pass at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A first-team defensive back on 2012 WashingtonPost all-metro squad … made 46 tackles, intercepted three passes and broke up 10 passes forGonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. … ranked 193rd player nationally on ESPN300 list … ranked 189th on 247Sports list of top 247 players … ranked 36th on Rivals.com listof cornerbacks … ranked 36th among cornerbacks on Scout 300 by Scout.com … caught fourTD passes as wide receiver in 2012 … first-team Washington Catholic Athletic Conferencedefensive back in 2012 … defensive back on Pigskin Club of Washington All-Metropolitanteam for 2012 … helped Gonzaga to 8-3 mark as senior, playing at cornerback, wide receiverand kick returner … started at safety as a sophomore in 2010, then moved to cornerback asjunior in 2011 … played occasionally at wide receiver and caught three TD passes as junior,including 47-yarder for game-winning score in 2011 season opener against McDonogh …intercepted seven passes in 2011, returning one for a TD … also a first-team all-WCAC pickas a junior in 2011 at defensive back … as a junior had 43 tackles (23 solo) to go with 12passes broken up and six interceptions (one returned for a TD) … caught 11 passes as juniorfor 168 yards and three TDs … selected for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl all-star gamein California and made three tackles for East team in its 17-14 victory … also selected forChesapeake Bowl all-star game … named to USA Football Under-19 National Team for 2013that played in International Bowl in Austin, Texas … from same high school that producedformer Irish players Malcolm Johnson (wide receiver) and David Ruffer (kicker) … played forcoach Aaron Brady … son of Tony and Karen Butler … enrolled in the College of Arts andLetters, majoring in American studies.