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LeRoy Butler

Class of 2022

Career Interceptions

38

Games

181

Pro Bowls

4

Seasons

12

LeRoy Butler, a 6’0”, 197-pound safety out of Florida State, was drafted in the second round (48th overall) in the 1990 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers where he spent his entire 12-season career. 

Butler was one of the most prolific defensive backs in the Packers’ storied history and among the premier safeties of his era. He led the Packers in interceptions five times (1990-91, 1993, 1995, 1997). 

A key member of defense that guided the Packers’ resurgence that included seven playoff appearances in nine-season span, three straight division titles (1995-97) and two Super Bowl appearances. He started at strong safety in three consecutive NFC Championship Games and Super Bowls XXXI and XXXII making seven tackles and one sack in the Packers’ 35-21 victory over New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI.

In 2001, he retired with 20.5 career sacks, 38 interceptions for 533 yards – he intercepted a pass in all but one season of his 181-game career. His only pick-six came on 90-yard return versus San Diego Chargers, Sept. 15, 1996.

Butler was selected to four Pro Bowls (1994, 1997, 1998, 1999), earned All-Pro honors four times (1993, 1996, 1997, 1998) and was named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s.

      Interceptions  
Year Team G No. Yds. TD
1990 Green Bay 16 3 42 0
1991 Green Bay 16 3 6 0
1992 Green Bay 15 1 0 0
1993 Green Bay 16 6 131 0
1994 Green Bay 13 3 68 0
1995 Green Bay 16 5 105 0
1996 Green Bay 16 5 149 1
1997 Green Bay 16 5 4 0
1998 Green Bay 16 3 3 0
1999 Green Bay 16 2 0 0
2000 Green Bay 16 2 25 0
2001 Green Bay 9 0 0 0
Career Total 181 38 533 1


                                                  Additional Career Statistics: Sacks: 20.5; Fumble Recoveries for TD: 1
 
Championship Games

1995 NFC – Dallas Cowboys 38, Green Bay Packers 27
Butler started at strong safety. He had four tackles and three assists in the game.

1996 NFC – Green Bay Packers 30, Carolina Panthers 13
Butler started at strong safety. He had three tackles and one fumble recovery in the game.

1997 NFC – Green Bay Packers 23, San Francisco 49ers 10
Butler started at strong safety. He had three tackles and one assist in the game.
 
Super Bowls

Super Bowl XXXI Green Bay Packers 35, New England Patriots 21
            Butler started at strong safety. He had seven tackles and one sack in the game.

Super Bowl XXXII – Denver Broncos 31, Green Bay Packers 24
Butler started at strong safety. He had seven tackles and two assists in the game.
 
All-League Teams
           
All-Pro: 1993 (AP, PFWA, SN)  •  1996 (AP, PFWA, SN)  •  1997 (AP, PFWA, SN)  • 
               1998 (AP, PFWA, SN)

All-NFC: 1993 (UPI, PW)  •  1996 (UPI, PW)  •  1997 (PW)  •  1998 (PW)


 
Pro Bowls

(4) – 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999
           
Team Records

Packers records held by Butler
            (Records through the 2001 season, Butler’s final season with Green Bay)

 
  • [Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons Leading Team in Interceptions – 5 (1990-91, 1993, 1995, 1997)
  • [4th] Most Games, Career – 181
  • [4th] Most Interceptions, Career – 38
  • [4th] Longest Interception Return – 90td (vs. San Diego, Sept. 15, 1996)
 
League/Team Statistical Titles

Team Statistical Championships
Interceptions Titles: 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997
           
Awards and Honors
 
  • NFL All-Decade Team of 1990s
 
Year-by-Year Team Records
 
1990     Green Bay Packers............ 6-10-0   (4th)
1991     Green Bay Packers............ 4-12-0   (4th)
1992     Green Bay Packers.............. 9-7-0   (2nd)
1993     Green Bay Packers............. 9-7-0   (3rd)
1994     Green Bay Packers............. 9-7-0   (2nd)
1995     Green Bay Packers........... 11-5-0   (1st)
1996     Green Bay Packers........... 13-3-0   (1st)
1997     Green Bay Packers........... 13-3-0   (1st)
1998     Green Bay Packers........... 11-5-0   (2nd)
1999     Green Bay Packers.............. 8-8-0   (4th)
2000     Green Bay Packers.............. 9-7-0   (3rd)
2001     Green Bay Packers........... 12-4-0   (2nd)

(Division Finish in Parentheses)
Qualified for Postseason in Bold
 
Full Name: LeRoy Butler III
Birthdate: July 19, 1968
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida
High School: Robert E. Lee (Jacksonville, FL)

Pro Career: 12 seasons, 181 games
Drafted: 2nd round (48th player overall) in 1990 by Green Bay