Photos of Vanderbilt's football practice on Aug. 6, 2013.
2013 Had a team-high six tackles, including one for the loss and broke up a pass against Wake Forest... Made five tackles, including two for a loss at Tennessee... Matched a season-best six tackles against Kentucky, including one for the loss... Made a season-best six tackles in the first half against Texas A&M and added another one in the second half, and forced a fumble... Made two tackles, including one for the loss against Georgia, which was his first game since South Carolina (Sept.14)... Saw time on the defensive line against Missouri... Was Vanderbilt's second leading tackler in win vs. Austin Peay making four stops, including one sack... Made three tackles and broke up a pass as a starting LB in opener vs. Ole Miss.
2012 Earned starting assignments in all 13 games at outside linebacker... Extremely productive campaign, ranking fifth on team with 51 total tackles... Shared team lead with 11.5 tackles for loss... Also contributed two sacks, five passes defended, a forced fumble and fumble recovery, and two QB hurries... Had at least three tackles in 10 of 13 games... Produced career high of four solo tackles against three opponents: Northwestern, Missouri and Tennessee... Career high of seven total tackles came in win over Missouri... Contributed three tackles in team's Music City Bowl victory... In season opener vs. South Carolina, forced and recovered fumble... Contributed 2.5 tackles for loss at Northwestern... Sacks came against Florida and Wake Forest.
2011 Played in all 13 games... Moved from safety to linebacker prior to Army game after injuries thinned LB corps... The shift created depth and improved pass coverage capabilities at the linebacker position... Concluded regular season by setting career highs with 18 solo tackles, and 27 total tackles... Posted single-game high of five tackles in opener vs. Elon and finale vs. Wake Forest... Contributed four tackles and a fumble recovery in win over Army.
High School Voted by teammates as senior captain... Recipient of Bob Conlin Award, school's top scholar-athlete honor... Earned four varsity letters in strong New Orleans private Catholic league... Started at CB since sophomore season... As senior, contributed 31 tackles, one INT and eight defensed passes, helping Brother Martin to first round of state playoffs... Named honorable mention All-State, All-District and All-Metro DB as senior... Posted 36 tackles, five INTs and 12 defensed passes as junior, garnering All-State recognition... Two-time All-Region as high jumper in track, with 6'6" PR.
Personal Karl Allen Butler... Son of Carl and Joyce Butler... Born Sept. 30, 1992... Dad is an attorney... Has an older sister, Kayla... Summer jobs included working at dad's law office.