Adam Butler was signed by the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 5, 2017.
- Played in 49 games with 36 starts and registered 109 tackles, 9.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and five passes defensed.
- Also blocked two extra points while playing special teams.
- Led the Commodore defense with four sacks as a senior in 2016.
- Began collegiate career as an offensive lineman before switching to defensive tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2013.
- Was a two-time first team 5A All-District selection and two-time captain as a junior and senior at Duncanville (Texas) High School.
- Earned team MVP honors as a senior.
- Also earned letters as a thrower in track & field.
- Majored in earth and environmental sciences at Vanderbilt.
- Descendant of Texas children's rights campaigner Edna Gladney, subject of the 1940's film "Blossoms in the Dust".