Irish head coach previews the Shamrock Series game in Arlington, Texas.
DEVIN BUTLER'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 2, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (2-0)
Pass breakups: 1, at Pittsburgh, Nov 09, 2013
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in 12 games, missing only Purdue (Sept. 14) ... made five tackles on the year, including four solos ... also broke up a pass ... recorded two tackles at Air Force (Oct. 26) ... posted solo stops against both Temple (Aug. 31) and Navy (Nov. 2) ... split a tackle against Oklahoma (Sept. 28) ... broke up a pass at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A first-team defensive back on 2012 Washington Post all-metro squad ... made 46 tackles, intercepted three passes and broke up 10 passes for Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. ... ranked 193rd player nationally on ESPN 300 list ... ranked 189th on 247Sports list of top 247 players ... ranked 36th on Rivals.com list of cornerbacks ... ranked 36th among cornerbacks on Scout 300 by Scout.com ... caught four TD passes as wide receiver in 2012 ... first-team Washington Catholic Athletic Conference defensive back in 2012 ... defensive back on Pigskin Club of Washington All Metropolitan team for 2012 ... helped Gonzaga to 8-3 mark as senior, playing as cornerback, receiver and kick returner ... started at safety as a sophomore in 2010, then moved to cornerback as junior in 2011 ... played occasionally at wide receiver and caught three TD passes as junior, including 47-yarder for game-winning score in 2011 season opener against McDonogh ... intercepted seven passes in 2011, returning one for a TD ... also a first-team all-WCAC pick as a junior in 2011 as defensive back ... as a junior had 43 tackles (23 solo) to go with 12 passes broken up and six interceptions (one returned for a TD) ... caught 11 passes as junior for 168 yards and three TDs ... selected for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl all-star game in California and made three tackles for East team in its 17-14 victory ... also selected for Chesapeake Bowl all-star game ... named to USA Football Under-19 National Team for 2013 that played in International Bowl in Austin, Texas ... from same high school that produced former Irish players Malcolm Johnson at wide receiver and kicker David Ruffer ... played for coach Aaron Brady ... son of Tony and Karen Butler ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.