Mario Butler (American football)

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Mario Butler
No. 39 Buffalo Bills
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-10-20) October 20, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Ponte Vedra (FL) Nease
College: Georgia Tech
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2015
Total tackles: 4
Sacks: 0.0
Pass deflections: 2
Interceptions: 0
Stats at

Mario Antoine Butler (born October 20, 1988) is an American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills. He was signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2011.[1][2][3]

Early years[edit]

Butler attended Allen D. Nease High School and was coached by Craig Howard, who lead his team to the Class 4-A state title game. In his final year of high school.[4] He obtained his degree in management from Georgia Institute of Technology.[4]

High school rankings[edit]

Butler received a number of accolades in his final year of high school which include:

  • No. 34 cornerback in the nation by
  • No. 62 overall prospect in Florida by
  • No. 73 overall prospect in Florida by
  • No. 76 overall prospect in Florida by
  • Orlando Sentinel's Top 100 in Florida[4]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Butler signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys after the 2011 NFL draft. He was waived on September 3 and signed to the practice squad.

In 2012, he was again signed to the team's practice squad, before being released on October 16.

Denver Broncos[edit]

On October 30, 2012, he was signed by the Denver Broncos to their practice squad. He was released on August 25, 2013.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On November 19, 2013, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills to their practice squad. On August 29, 2014, he was placed on the injured reserve list with an ankle injury.

Personal life[edit]

Butler is the son of Lisa Lockwood and Jeffrey Butler.[4]


  1. ^ Mendez, Carlos (26 July 2011). "Texas Tech's Lyle Leong Jr. could catch on as Cowboys' No. 3 receiver". Fort Worth Star Telegram. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Korfhage, Stuart (27 July 2011). "Nease grad Mario Butler signs deal with America's team". St. Augustine Record. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Cowboys begin the free agency period
  4. ^ a b c d "Player Bio: Mario Butler- Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site". Georgia Tech Official Athletic SIte. Retrieved 29 January 2013.