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Malcolm Butler

Malcolm Butler

Cornerback

#21

Experience: 5 years

Height: 5-11

Age: 28

Weight: 190 lbs

College: West Alabama

Biography

PRO: The Titans entered the 2018 offseason looking to add more experience to their secondary. The club found just that when it signed two-time Super Bowl Champion and two-time Pro Bowler Malcolm Butler as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2018. The 5-foot-11-inch, 190-pounder arrived in Tennessee having collected nine total interceptions and 56 passes defensed in four seasons (2014-17) with the New England Patriots. Butler originally entered the league as a rookie free agent out of West Alabama.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•   Butler is a two-time Super Bowl champion, having captured the title with the New England Patriots in 2014 and 2016.
•   In 2016, Butler was named to his second career Pro Bowl and received Associated Press second-team All-Pro honors after notching a career-high four interceptions and 17 passes defensed.
•   In 2015, Butler made his first career Pro Bowl after posting 72 tackles, two interceptions and 15 passes defensed.
•   As a rookie free agent in 2014, Butler was involved in one of the most clutch plays in Super Bowl history. With 26 seconds left in Super Bowl XLIX, he intercepted a pass intended for Ricardo Lockette at the goal line, preventing a go-ahead touchdown by the Seattle Seahawks, and sealing the Patriots’ championship victory.

TITANS TIDBITS: 
•   In February 2017, the production company Narrative Capital acquired the rights to the story of Butler for a film tentatively titled “The Secondary.”
•   Following Butler’s crucial goal line interception to seal Super Bowl XLIX, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who received a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado as part of his Super Bowl XLIX MVP Award, requested Chevrolet award the truck directly to Butler.
•   Prior to securing a rookie free agent tryout with the Patriots in 2014, Butler was operating the fryolator at a Popeye’s restaurant.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
•   The Vicksburg, Miss., native was signed by the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 19, 2014.
•   Signed by the Titans as a unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2018.

COLLEGE:
•   Played two seasons at West Alabama after transferring from Hinds (Miss.) Community College. Was a two-time first team All-Gulf South Conference selection at cornerback as a junior and senior.
•   Played in 25 games at West Alabama and compiled 94 tackles, seven interceptions, 27 passes defensed and blocked a field goal. Also returned kickoffs and punts.
•   As a senior (2013), named first-team All-Gulf South Conference selection at cornerback led the GSC with 18 passes defensed. Posted 45 tackles, two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown and blocked a field goal.
•   As a junior (2012), selected a first-team All-Gulf South Conference selection after starting 12 games and tallying 49 tackles, five interceptions and 14 passes defensed. Intercepted three passes in a game against West Georgia.
•   Recorded 43 tackles with three interceptions and 12 broken up passes as a sophomore at Hinds (Miss.) Community College. Averaged 15 yards per interception return, including one for a score.
•   Transferred to Alcorn State University before being invited back to Hinds Community College in 2011.
•   Played in five games as a freshman (2010), making 22 tackles and picking off one pass at Hinds.
•   Majored in physical education at West Alabama.

PERSONAL: 
•   Played for Coach Alonzo Stevens at Vicksburg High School and averaged five tackles per game as a senior.
•   Despite only playing football as a freshman and senior at Vicksburg, Butler earned a scholarship to Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss.
•   Also participated in track & field at Vicksburg, where he competed in sprint events and jumps. Posted personal-bests of 12.07 seconds in the 100-meter dash, 1.83 meters (6’0”) in the high jump, and 6.92 meters (22’8.5”) in the long jump.
•   Son of Deborah Butler and is one of five children.
•   Follow Butler on Twitter and Instagram at @Mac_BZ.
•   Born Malcolm Terel Butler on March 2, 1990, in Vicksburg, Miss.

2018 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    50
  • SCK
    1
  • FF
    1
  • INT
    2

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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT Total Comb AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
15 @Giants W 17 - 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
14 Jaguars W 30 - 9 4 4 0 0 2 0
13 Jets W 26 - 22 3 6 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Texans L 17 - 34 2 2 0 0 0 0
11 @Colts L 10 - 38 3 3 0 0 1 0
10 Patriots W 34 - 10 3 4 1 0 0 0
9 @Cowboys W 28 - 14 4 5 1 0 0 0
7 @Chargers L 19 - 20 1 1 0 0 0 0
6 Ravens L 0 - 21 4 4 0 0 1 0
5 @Bills L 12 - 13 2 2 0 0 0 0
4 Eagles W 26 - 23 9 10 1 1 0 1
3 @Jaguars W 9 - 6 3 3 0 0 0 0
2 Texans W 20 - 17 7 7 0 0 2 0
1 @Dolphins L 20 - 27 4 5 1 0 2 1 34 34 34 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Comb AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2014 New England Patriots 11 1 14 15 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 New England Patriots 16 16 56 67 11 0 0 15 2 9 4.5 9 0 0 0
2016 New England Patriots 16 16 48 63 15 1 0 17 4 28 7 21 0 1 2
2017 New England Patriots 16 15 55 60 5 1 0 12 2 -1 -0.5 1 0 3 0
2018 Tennessee Titans 14 9 50 58 8 1 9 2 34 17 34 0 1
TOTAL 73 57 223 263 40 3 0 56 10 70 7 34 0 5 2

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