Rashad Butler

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Rashad Butler
No. 79, 78
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-02-10) February 10, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth: West Palm Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Palm Beach Gardens (FL) Dwyer
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 89
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 42
Games started: 4
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Rashad Jamaal Butler (born February 10, 1983) is a former American football offensive tackle. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

College career[edit]

Butler played college football at the University of Miami. He started parts of three seasons, including most of 2004 when Eric Winston was injured.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

He was drafted in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. Thought to be a project due to his relative light weight for an NFL offensive tackle,[2] he was inactive for his rookie year. He actually lost weight and was cut by the Panthers after 2007 training camp.

Houston Texans[edit]

After signing with the Texans, he was discovered to suffer from ulcerative colitis, a chronic medical condition which prevented him from bulking up. Under medical care, Butler was able to regain the lost weight relatively quickly.[3]

Butler did not appear in any games for the Texans in 2008. A restricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Butler signed his one-year tender offer from the Texans on April 7.[4]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Butler signed with the Cleveland Browns on May 8, 2013.[5]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Butler signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 30, 2013.[6] He left the Steelers two days later on December 2, 2013 for personal reasons.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rashad Butler". University of Miami. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Training camp observations". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Texans' Butler beating disease". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  4. ^ http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=5213
  5. ^ Browns sign Rashad Butler
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  7. ^ [2]

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