S LeRoy Butler elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
S Roy Butler, who played 12 seasons (1990-2001) for the Green Bay Packers and was a member of teams that made the playoffs seven times, won the division three times, reached the NFC championship three times (won twice) and brought the Packers their first world champion in 29 years, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The announcement was made tonight by the Hall of Fame selection committee.
“On behalf of the entire Green Bay Packers organization, I would like to congratulate LeRoy on his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It is an honor he has earned through his hard work, leadership and dedication. outstanding game,” the Packers chairman and CEO said. Mark Murphy. “I’m so happy for LeRoy and his family. He was a versatile player and a key part of the teams that helped bring the Packers back to championship-level football.”
(luh-ROY) Butler was drafted by the Packers in the second round (#48 overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft out of Florida State. He was named a four-time first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press, Pro Football Writers Association and Pro Football Weekly (1993, 1996-98) and a four-time Pro Bowl selection (1993, 1996-98). According to pro-football-reference.com, he is tied for eighth season being named a first-team All-Pro among safeties. Butler helped the Packers record at least .500 in each of his last 10 seasons with the team, including winning over 11 games five times. He was among the defenses that ranked in the top five in points allowed six times, including five consecutive seasons (1993-97). In 1996, the Packers’ Super Bowl-winning team featured a defense ranked No. 1 in the NFL in points allowed and yards allowed.
Butler has played in more games, 181, than any other defensive back in team history, and only seven players overall have appeared in more games. He played 116 consecutive games from 1994 to 2001 and appeared in all 16 games in nine of his 12 seasons. Butler had 38 interceptions, the fourth most in club history and only one shy of third-ranked Herb Adderley (39). He recorded 20.5 sacks during his career, the fifth most safeties in NFL history (since 1982), according to Sportradar. Butler is one of five players since 1982 with 15+ sacks, 30+ interceptions and 10+ fumble recoveries (10). He is one of only four players in NFL history and the only player in the league from 1990-2001 with 35+ INTs and 20+ sacks.
Butler is the 28th member of the Packers to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.