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.
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. He obtained his degree in management from Georgia Institute of Technology.
High school rankings
Butler received a number of accolades in his final year of high school which include:
- No. 34 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com
- No. 62 overall prospect in Florida by Scout.com
- No. 73 overall prospect in Florida by SuperPrep.com
- No. 76 overall prospect in Florida by Rivals.com
- Orlando Sentinel's Top 100 in Florida
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.
On October 30, 2012, he was signed by the Denver Broncos to their practice squad. He was released on August 25, 2013.
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.
Butler is the son of Lisa Lockwood and Jeffrey Butler.