Ezra Butler (American football)

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Ezra Butler
Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1984-11-20) November 20, 1984 (age 33)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: Nevada
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards

Ezra Butler (born November 20, 1984)[1] is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent.

Football career[edit]

Butler played college football at Nevada.[1]

He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent on 2008 and would later spend the 2009 season with the Las Vegas Locomotives.[2]

Butler who had signed with the New York Jets in January 2010,[3] was later waived by the team on July 29, 2010.[2] He was waived by the Saints on September 5, 2011.

On January 9, 2014, Butler signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[4] On May 21, 2014, Butler was placed on the retired list.

On October 7, 2014, Butler was signed to a practice roster agreement with the Argonauts. On November 4, 2014, Butler was released by the Argonauts.

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, he was arrested on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. Now is a defensive coach at West Hills High School in Santee. Ca[5] He is the son of Jonathan Butler, a two-time Grammy nominated guitarist, songwriter and music producer.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Ezra Butler". NevadaWolfPack.com. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Allen, Eric (July 29, 2010). "McKnight to Active Non-Football List Tops Late Roster Moves". NewYorkJets.com. Archived from the original on August 1, 2010. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Four Sign Reserve/Future Contracts". NewYorkJets.com. January 7, 2010. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140109192452/http://argonauts.ca/roster/show/id/6637
  5. ^ 49ers waive linebacker Butler after arrest on misdemeanor charges

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