UNLV: An excellent blocking tight end from a championship junior-college program ... Expected to have a bigger role in the offense this season as a senior ... Listed as the starter at the Y spot, which is the attached TE formation ... A member of the 2007 Rebel Leadership Committee ... A top student who earned 2006 Academic All-MWC honors.
2006: Earned his first letter at UNLV by playing in 11 games at tight end, including starting the last two ... Caught five passes for 56 yards ... Hauled in his only touchdown when Shane Steichen found him from nine yards out vs. New Mexico ... Originally a member of the 2005 recruiting class but grayshirted and enrolled at UNLV full-time in January.
COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS: A primarily blocking tight end for the JC located in Valencia, CA, which won the national junior college championship in 2004 with a 14-0 record ... A two-year starter for the Cougars under coach Chuck Lyon.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2003 graduate of Canyon HS in Canyon Country, CA ... Lettered one year at wide receiver and outside linebacker for coach Harry Welch ... Also played power forward for four years on the Cowboy basketball team.
PERSONAL: Christopher Allen Butler was born on July 19, 1985, in Glendale, CA ... The son of Wayne and Linda Butler ... Has an older sister, Ashley ... Majoring in university studies.
BUTLER'S RECEIVING STATS
YEAR GP-GS REC YDS AVG TD LG 2006 11-2 5 56 11.2 1 24