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Josh Butler
Josh  Butler

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mesquite, Texas

High School:
West Mesquite

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 186

Position:
CB

Experience:
1L


08/04/2016

2016 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

08/12/2015

Preseason Camp Update: Spartans Practice in Full Pads for First Time

MSU head coach Mark Dantonio gives an update on the team following practice.

09/02/2017

USATSI Gallery - Bowling Green at Michigan State

USATSI Gallery - Bowling Green at Michigan State

10/15/2016

USATSI Gallery - Northwestern @ Michigan State

USATSI Gallery - Northwestern @ Michigan State

2016 | 2017

Third-year player will compete for time at cornerback.

2016 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . played more than 40 snaps at cornerback . . . notched seven tackles, including 1.5 for losses (14 yards) . . . had a 10-yard tackle for loss at Penn State . . . posted career-high three tackles vs. Northwestern, including a half tackle for loss (4 yards); played a season-high 23 snaps at cornerback against the Wildcats . . . played in the Wisconsin game, logging his first tackle as a Spartan . . . saw action at Notre Dame . . . made Spartan debut in Furman game.

2015 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's Top 250 prospects by Rivals.com (No. 241) . . . rated among the country's top cornerbacks by Rivals.com (No. 25), ESPN.com (No. 28), Scout.com (No. 33) and 247Sports.com (No. 52) . . . listed among the Midlands' top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 84) . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 31), Scout.com (No. 44), ESPN.com (No. 69) and 247Sports.com (No. 71) . . . rated among the state's Top 100 prospects by Lone Star Gridiron . . . listed among among the Top 30 Central Texas seniors by the Waco Tribune . . . two-year starter for Coach Jeff Neill at West Mesquite (Texas) High School . . . named to the 12-5A all-district first team as a kick returner in 2014 despite playing in only five games (knee injury) . . . returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown vs. South Garland . . . returned a punt 75 yards for another score . . . his 50-yard punt return set up a TD vs. Wylie . . . selected to the 10-4A all-district first team as a junior . . . recorded 38 tackles and 15 pass break-ups in 2013 . . . had 37 receptions for 496 yards (13.4 avg.) and two TDs as a junior . . . also saw action at quarterback in wildcat formations in 2013 . . . three-year letterman for the Wrangler track and field team . . . son of Steven Butler and Ladrida Bagley . . . born Nov. 25, 1996 . . . media and information major.

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