DEVIN BUTLER'S CAREER HIGHS
Interceptions: 1, vs. Purdue, Sept. 13, 2014
Tackles: 7, at USC, Nov. 29, 2014 (6-1)
Fumbles forced: 1, Rice, Aug. 30, 2014
Pass breakups: 2, at Arizona State, Nov. 8, 2014
JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Played in all 12 regular-season games and started the regular-season finale at Stanford (Nov. 28)...missed the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl game against Ohio State with a broken foot...registered seven tackles on special teams, which was tied for third-best on the squad...his five tackles on kickoff return ranked tied for sixth on the Irish, while his two punt-return tackles ranked tied for fifth...recorded a season-high three tackles at Virginia (Sept. 12) and Stanford (Nov. 28)...credited with pass breakups against UMass (Sept. 26) and Stanford (Nov. 28)...recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half of the Navy game (Oct. 10), leading to a short Irish touchdown drive.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Played in all 13 games and started against No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) and USC (Nov. 29) ... his start against the Sun Devils was the first of his career ... registered 23 tackles, including 21 solo stops, as well as five passes defended, four pass breakups, one forced fumble and one interception ... recorded a tackle and forced a fumble in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) ... saw action on special teams and dime defense in the rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) ... logged significant plays with the first-team defense in the 30-14 victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) ... collected four tackles and first career interception in the win over the Boilermakers ... played in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) but did not register any statistics ... used in nickel defense during the second half of the 17-14 victory over No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) ... recorded two solo tackles in the triumph over North Carolina (Oct. 11) ... saw action at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18) and vs. Navy (Nov. 1) but did not make a tackle ... replaced an injured Cody Riggs in the loss at No. 11 Arizona State ... registered two tackles and two PBUs against the Sun Devils ... did not start against Northwestern (Nov. 15) but collected six tackles, all solo stops ... registered an assisted tackle and pass breakup against Louisville (Nov. 22) ... collected a career-best seven tackles, including six solo stops, and one pass breakup at USC (Nov. 29) ... played in the Music City Bowl victory over No. 22 LSU (Dec. 30) but did not register any statistics.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in 12 games, missing only the Purdue (Sept. 14) game ... 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 at cornerback, wide 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 at 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 (wide receiver) and David Ruffer (kicker) ... played for coach Aaron Brady ... son of Tony and Karen Butler ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in American studies.