LeRoy Butler is one of the best and most durable defensive backs in the history of the Green Bay Packers. Playing in more games than any other defensive back (181), the flashy Butler became a starter in his second season in 1991.
A recognized team leader, Butler was consistently productive. He’s ranked fourth all-time among Packers with 38 interceptions and was also a force as a blitzer from his safety position.
Surviving an impoverished childhood in a poor area of Jacksonville Florida and suffering through serious leg and foot problems that confined him to a wheelchair as a youth, Butler experienced a miraculous healing in the seventh grade. He went on to be a three-year starter at Florida State before becoming the Packers second-round pick in 1990.
Butler became a starter in his second season, and remained there until he retired after the 2001 season. He’s given credit as the originator of the ‘Lambeau Leap’ when he jumped in the end zone stands after he took a fumble in for a touchdown in 1993. Butler played in 14 playoff games during his career.
Selected to the Associated Press All-Pro team four years in a row in the mid 90’s, Butler was also named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade team.
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