The Green Wave dropped their Conference USA contest against UTEP, 44-7, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct. 15, 2011.
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)...best day running the ball came at UAB (9/17) when he posted four carries for 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 Rivals.com and ESPN while garnering two-star recognition by Scout.com...listed as the No. 39 overall prospect in the state by Rivals.com, received a scout grade of 75 and ranked No. 121 running back in the nation by ESPN.com, and listed as the No. 125 player at his position nationally by Scout.com...helped 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 senior...as 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 Classic...as 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.