Butler Super Bowl bound

Jan. 23, 2018

Former Commodore Adam Butler is headed to Super Bowl LII with the New England Patriots.

Butler has been a solid contributor for the Pats during his rookie season, playing in 16 games and starting six. He's collected 19 tackles this season with two sacks, including one this past weekend against Jacksonville.

He is set to be the Dores' first representative in the Super Bowl since 2015 when Jonathan Krause earned a ring as part of the Patriots' practice squad. When Butler sees game action he will be the first Commodore since Hunter Hillenmeyer in 2007 for Chicago to see game time in Super Bowl. Butler is trying to join Shelton Quarles and Todd Yoder, who are the last two Dores to play and win a Super Bowl.

The Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles meet in the final football game of the season in Minneapolis on Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Commodores in the Super Bowl
• Last Commodores to earn a ring: Jonathan Krause with New England was the last Dore to earn a ring, picking up the bling in 2015 with the Patriots as part of the team's practice squad. Jonathan Goff was on injured reserve in 2008 with the New York Giants when they knocked off the Pats.

• Last Commodore to play in Super Bowl: Hunter Hillenmeyer suited up for the Chicago Bears in 2007 as the starting outside linebacker in the Bears' loss to Indianapolis in Miami.

• Last Commodores to play for a Super Bowl champion: Shelton Quarles and Todd Yoder both won rings with Tampa Bay in Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003 as contributors for the Bucs. Quarles started at linebacker with Yoder seeing time on special teams and as a backup tight end.



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