Danté Butler


New Orleans, La.

High School:
Brother Martin

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 215

Running Back




Danté Butler


Football Focuses On Situationals During Tuesday's Practice

Green Wave go through goal-line, Hail Mary and two-minute drills in morning session in Superdome


Football Preseason Camp Continues With Single Session

Green Wave hold single session on Tuesday morning in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome


Football Holds 51-Play Scrimmage In Day 8 Of Preseason Camp

Green Wave force three fumbles, pick off pair of passes in afternoon session at Saints Facility


Morning Scrimmage Highlights Day 6 Of Football Camp

Green Wave quarterbacks combine to complete 10-of-13 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns


Football Wraps Up Week Two Of Spring Practice On Saturday

Quarterbacks shine as the Green Wave hold practice at the New Orleans Saints indoor facility


Football vs. UTEP (10/15/2011)

The Green Wave dropped their Conference USA contest against UTEP, 44-7, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct. 15, 2011.

Career Notes: Two-year letterman has run 46 times for 225 yards (4.9 avg.), caught 17 passes for 74 yards (4.4 avg.) and returned 17 kickoffs for 331 yards (19.5 avg.)...played in 21 games with a pair of starts...enters fall practice in a battle for the back-up running back position.

2012: Saw action in all 12 games with a pair of starts as a sophomore...finished third on the team in rushing attempts (40), rushing yards (157), kickoff returns (5) and kickoff return yards (84), sixth in receptions (17) and yards of total offense (157), seventh in all-purpose yards (315) and ninth in receiving yards (74)...ran for a season-high 42 yards on six carries (7.0 avg.) at Houston (11/24)...had a career-high eight carries for 33 yards at Memphis (11/10)...pulled down a career-best five passes for 17 and 11 yards vs Rutgers (9/1) and at Houston, respectively...had a career-high 21 receiving yards on three grabs vs East Carolina (11/17).

2011: Played in nine games as a true freshman...finished second on the team in kickoff returns (12) and kick return yards (247) while sitting fourth in rushing yards (68) and seventh in all-purpose yards (315) day running the ball came at UAB (9/17) when he posted four carries for career-best 60 yards, including a career-long 43-yard run...returned a career-high four kickoffs for a personal-best 95 yards, including a career-long 35-yard return vs UTEP (10/15)...also had three-return efforts for 62 and 56 yards vs Syracuse (10/8) and at Army (10/1), respectively.

High School: Four-year letterman at Brother Martin for coach Mark Bonnins...tabbed a three-star recruit by and ESPN while garnering two-star recognition by as the No. 39 overall prospect in the state by, received a scout grade of 75 and ranked No. 121 running back in the nation by, and listed as the No. 125 player at his position nationally by the Crusaders go a combined 29-14 with three trips to the playoffs as a prepster and completed his career with a school-record 5,135 rushing yards and 65 touchdowns...tabbed first-team all-state, all-metro and All-District 10-5A as a junior and a senior, set school single-season rushing record with 2,551 yards and 32 touchdowns on 337 carries (7.6 avg.) while catching four passes for 57 yards...broke his own school single-game record with a 304-yard rushing performance against Rummel during his final prep season, and was selected to play in the Darren Sharper Lake Pontchartrain All-Star a junior, ran 200 times for 1,592 yards (8.0 avg.) and 22 scores and hauled in 12 passes for 86 yards...also earned four letters in basketball where he helped the Crusaders win the state title as a junior.

Personal: Born Danté Rene Butler on Aug. 20, 1993, in New Orleans, La...son of James and Leslie Butler...majoring in communications.

Butler's Career Offensive Statistics

Year GP-GS Rush Yds Avg. TD Long Rec Yds Avg. TD Long
2011 9-0 6 68 11.3 0 43 0 0 0.0 0 0
2012 12-2 40 157 3.9 0 15 17 74 4.4 0 14
Career 21-2 46 225 4.9 0 43 17 74 4.4 0 14

Butler's Career Return Statistics

Year GP-GS PR Yds Avg. TD Long KOR Yds Avg. TD Long
2011 10-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12 247 18.5 0 35
2012 12-2 0 0 0.0 0 0 5 84 16.8 0 25
Career 21-2 0 0 0.0 0 0 17 331 19.5 0 35


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