Jerry Butler (American football)

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Jerry Butler
Date of birth (1957-10-12) October 12, 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth Ware Shoals, South Carolina
Career information
Position(s) Wide receiver
College Clemson
NFL Draft 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick 5
Career history
As player
1979-1986 Buffalo Bills
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1980
Honors UPI AFL-AFC Rookie of the Year
Career stats

Jerry O'Dell Butler (born October 12, 1957 in Ware Shoals, South Carolina) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He played his entire career with the Buffalo Bills (1979–1986). Butler was a Pro Bowl selection in 1980. In his career, he caught 278 receptions for 4,301 yards and 29 touchdowns. On September 23, 1979, Butler had 255 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns in a win over the New York Jets. Butler has had various coaching positions in the NFL, and now serves as Director of Player Development for the Cleveland Browns.[1]


  1. ^ "Cleveland Browns Front Office". Cleveland Browns. Retrieved October 22, 2009. 

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