Rashad Butler

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Rashad Butler
Free agent
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-02-10) February 10, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: West Palm Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Palm Beach Gardens (FL) Dwyer
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 89
Debuted in 2007 for the Houston Texans
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Games played 42
Games started 4
Fumble recoveries 1
Stats at NFL.com

Rashad Jamaal Butler (born February 10, 1983) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

College career[edit]

Butler played college football at the University of Miami. He started parts of three seasons, including most of 2004 when Eric Winston was injured.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

He was drafted in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. Thought to be a project due to his relative light weight for an NFL offensive tackle,[2] he was inactive for his rookie year. He actually lost weight and was cut by the Panthers after 2007 training camp.

Houston Texans[edit]

After signing with the Texans, he was discovered to suffer from ulcerative colitis, a chronic medical condition which prevented him from bulking up. Under medical care, Butler was able to regain the lost weight relatively quickly.[3]

Butler did not appear in any games for the Texans in 2008. A restricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Butler signed his one-year tender offer from the Texans on April 7.[4]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Butler signed with the Cleveland Browns on May 8, 2013. [5]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Butler signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 30, 2013.[6] He left the Steelers two days later on December 2, 2013 for personal reasons. [7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rashad Butler". University of Miami. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Training camp observations". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Texans' Butler beating disease". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  4. ^ http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=5213
  5. ^ Browns sign Rashad Butler
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]

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