Vincent Deon Butler is a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, who selected him with the 91st overall pick in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Butler played college football at Penn State, where he holds the school's all-time record for career receptions. Butler is 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighs 168 pounds.
Prep CAreer
As a senior at Hylton High School in Woodbridge, VA, Butler had 41 receptions for 1,029 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also recorded 73 total tackles and nine interceptions, while returning 26 kicks for 763 yards. Butler was recruited primarily by smaller schools, receiving a scholarship offer from William & Mary, but chose to walk on at Penn State.
Freshman Year
Butler sat out the 2004 season as a redshirt and made his debut in 2005. As a redshirt freshman, Butler led Penn State with 37 receptions for 691 yards and nine touchdowns, setting school freshman records in all three categories. He also set a Penn State freshman record with 125 receiving yards against Wisconsin.
Sophomore Year
As a sophomore, Butler earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors, leading the Nittany Lions in receptions (48) and yards (637) to go along with two touchdowns. Against Northwester, Butler broke O.J. McDuffie's single-game record with 216 receiving yards. He earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors.
Junior and Senior Years
Butler had 47 receptions in both his junior and senior seasons, finishing his career with 179 receptions for 2,771 yards and 22 touchdowns. His 179 receptions broke Bobby Engram's school record and his 2,771 receiving yards rank second in school history behind Engram. As a senior, Butler earned second team All-Big Ten honors from the league's coaches. After the 2008 season, Butler was chosen to participate in the East-West Shrine Game.
NFL Career
Butler was selected in the third round (91st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Before the 2009 season, Butler signed a four-year/$2.43M contract with Seattle.