Victor Strong-Butler is a defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys, who selected him with the 110th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Butler played four seasons for Oregon State, where he was a first team All-Pac-10 selection. Butler is 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs 238 pounds.
Prep Career
Butler was a three-year letterman at wide receiver, safety and defensive end at Eisenhower High School in Rialto, CA. He moved to defensive end as a senior and garnered interest from Colorado State and Central Florida in addition to Oregon State.
College Career
Butler played sparingly as a true freshman and saw action in 14 games as a reserve as a sophomore. After totaling 20 tackles in his first two seasons with Oregon State, he had 25 tackles and 10.5 sacks as a junior. He followed that up in his senior season by recording 12.0 sacks, good for second among Pac-10 players. He capped off his career by earning MVP honors in Oregon State's win over Pitt in the Sun Bowl. After the season, Butler was chosen to participate in the East-West Shrine Game.
NFL Career
Victor Strong-Butler was selected in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. Before the 2009 season, Butler signed a four-year contract with Dallas.
During his college career, Butler added the last name of his stepfather to his own surname, taking on the hyphenate "Strong-Butler" during his final seasons at Oregon State.