Butch Avinger

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Butch Avinger
No. 34
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1928-12-15)December 15, 1928
Place of birth: Beatrice, Alabama
Date of death: August 20, 2008(2008-08-20) (aged 79)
Place of death: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Montgomery (AL) Sidney Lanier
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1951 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • CFL All-Star: 1952
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 12
Punting yards: 1597
Longest punt: 69 yards
Player stats at NFL.com

Clarence "Butch" Edmund Avinger (December 15, 1928 – August 20, 2008) was a professional American football fullback and punter in the National Football League. At 6'1", 215–lb, Avinger was a 1st round selection (9th overall pick) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1951 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama where he had played quarterback.[1] He only saw action in 1953 when he played for the New York Giants.


  1. ^ "Honoring the Crimson Tide" (PDF). rolltide.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 

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