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Malcolm Butler

21
CB
Height: 
5-11

Weight:

190

Age

26
West Alabama
3 Years Pro

2016 Season

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Malcolm Butler was signed by the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 19, 2014.

 

Gameday Photos

Biography

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Malcolm Butler was signed by the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 19, 2014.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2016 (8/8)

  • Started at left cornerback and totaled four tackles and two passes defensed in the win at Arizona (9/11).
  • Led the team with eight tackles and one pass defensed after making the start at left cornerback in the win vs. Miami (9/18). 
  • Recorded four tackles and a pass defensed after starting the game at left cornerback in the win vs. Houston (9/22). 
  • Started at left cornerback vs. Buffalo (10/2) and totaled three tackles. 
  • Made his fifth consecutive start at left cornerback at Cleveland (10/9) and recorded one tackle. 
  • Totaled three tackles and three passes defensed in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/16).
  • Picked off QB Landry Jones in the end zone during the first quarter to end a Steelers scoring threat in the win at Pittsburgh (10/23). Finished the game with six tackles and three passes defensed. 
  • Registered four tackles in the win at Buffalo (10/30). 

2015 (15/15, 2/2)

  • Earned his first career Pro Bowl invitation.
  • Started all 16 regular-season contests and recorded 72 tackles, two interceptions and 15 passes defensed.
  • Started both playoff games and posted 12 tackles and three passes defensed.
  • Recorded his first career regular-season interception off a Tyrod Taylor pass in the win at Buffalo (9/20). Also added six tackles and one pass defensed.
  • Recorded a single-game career-high nine tackles and two passes defensed in the win at Indianapolis (10/18).
  • Recorded two solo tackles and three pass breakups in the win at N.Y. Giants (11/15). Bulter's three pass breakups came against Odell Beckham Jr., who Bulter held to four receptions on 12 targets.
  • Recorded seven tackles, an interception and one pass defensed in the win vs. Tennessee (12/20).
  • Made his first postseason start and recorded five tackles and one pass defensed in the playoff victory vs. Kansas City (1/16).
  • Recorded a career playoff-high seven tackles and two passes defensed in the AFC Championship Game at Denver (1/24).

2014 (11/1, 3/3)

  • Sealed the Patriots' 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX win vs. Seattle (2/1/15) by intercepting Russell Wilson's pass intended for Ricardo Lockette in the end zone with 26 seconds left to play. He undercut a slant route, picked off the pass and returned it to the two-yard line. After an encroachment penalty on Seattle, Tom Brady kneeled twice to claim the win in Super Bowl XLIX. It was his first career NFL interception. Two plays before the interception, Butler swatted a deep pass intended for Jermaine Kearse, but Kearse was able to gather the tipped ball before Butler pushed him out of bounds at the five-yard line. Butler led the team with a game-high three passes defensed in just 18 defensive snaps. Also posted three tackles.
  • Recorded his first career postseason tackle in the AFC Championship win vs. Indianapolis (1/18/15).
  • Made his postseason debut in the AFC Divisional win vs. Baltimore (1/10/15).
  • Posted four tackles and one special teams stop vs. Buffalo (12/28).
  • Made his first NFL start at defensive back in the win vs. Miami (12/14), finishing with two tackles.
  • Saw significant playing time as a fourth cornerback in the win vs. Denver (11/2), finishing with four tackles and a pass defensed on a Peyton Manning throw intended for Emmanuel Sanders in the fourth quarter.
  • Played as a reserve cornerback and on special teams in the win vs. Chicago (10/26), posting two passes defensed.
  • Active, but did not play at Buffalo (10/12).
  • Inactive vs. Cincinnati (10/5), vs. N.Y. Jets (10/16), vs. Detroit (11/23) and at Green Bay (11/30).
  • Made the team as an undrafted rookie free agent.
  • Played around half of all defensive snaps as the third corner at Kansas City (9/29), posting one tackle.
  • Played on special teams in the win vs. Oakland (9/21).
  • Came in on defense late in the game and posted his first career pass defensed at Minnesota (9/14).
  • In his NFL debut at Miami (9/7), saw action on special teams and at cornerback and recorded two tackles.

COLLEGE

  • Played two seasons at West Alabama after transferring from Hinds (Miss.) Community College. Was a two-time first team All-GSC selection at cornerback as a junior and senior.
  • Played in 25 games at West Alabama and compiled 94 tackles, seven interceptions, 27 passes defensed and blocked a field goal. Also returned kickoffs and punts.
  • Led the GSC with 18 passes defensed as a senior.
  • Intercepted three passes in a game against West Georgia as a junior.

EXTRA POINTS

  • Butler was nicknamed "Strap" by teammate Jamie Collins, alluding to his ability to so closely cover receivers on the field, but in 2015, some teammates started calling him "Scrap" for his scrappy style of play.

PERSONAL

  • Born March 2, 1990, in Vicksburg, Miss.
  • Son of Deborah Butler and is one of five children.
  • Majored in physical education at West Alabama.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2016NE11114938111-111---011
2015NE16166756110-152---00-
2014NE111151410-3-----0-
TOTAL1311082310293---011

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
12@NYJW 22-175500-0-----11
11@SFW 30-172201-0-----0-
10SEAL 24-319720-0-----0-
8@BUFW 41-254310-0-----0-
7@PITW 27-166330-31---00-
6CINW 35-173210-3-----0-
5@CLEW 33-131100-0-----0-
4BUFL 0-163300-0-----0-
3HOUW 27-04220-1-----0-
2MIAW 31-248710-1-----0-
1@ARIW 23-214310-2-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016NE114938111-11100-0
2015NE166756110-152094.59
2014NE11151410-3-----
TOTAL 38131108231029309-9

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016NE11----1-0----
2015NE16-----------
2014NE11-----------
TOTAL 3800-01000000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/11/2016NOW 22-34110------------
208/18/2016CHIW 22-23112200-1-----0-
308/26/2016@CARW 19-17113300-1-----0-
409/01/2016@NYGL 9-1711-000-1-----0-
TOTAL 445500-3-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/11/2016@ARIW 23-21114310-2-----0-
209/18/2016MIAW 24-31118710-1-----0-
309/22/2016HOUW 0-27114220-1-----0-
410/02/2016BUFL 16-0113300-0-----0-
510/09/2016@CLEW 33-13111100-0-----0-
610/16/2016CINW 17-35113210-3-----0-
710/23/2016@PITW 27-16116330-310-000-
810/30/2016@BUFW 41-25114310-0-----0-
1011/13/2016SEAL 31-24119720-0-----0-
1111/20/2016@SFW 30-17112201-0-----0-
1211/27/2016@NYJW 22-17115500-0-----11
TOTAL 11114938111-1110-0011

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals14310-2-----
Buffalo Bills27610-0-----
Cincinnati Bengals13210-4-----
Cleveland Browns11100-0-----
Houston Texans14220-1-----
Miami Dolphins18710-1-----
New York Jets15500-0-----
Pittsburgh Steelers16330-3100-0
San Francisco 49ers12201-0-----
Seattle Seahawks19720-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division7292091-10100-0
vs AFC Teams8342680-9100-0
vs NFC Teams3151231-2-----
vs Own Division4201820-1-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
November3161421-0-----
October5171250-7100-0
September3161240-4-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
FirstEnergy Stadium11100-0-----
Gillette Stadium5272160-6-----
Heinz Field16330-3100-0
Levi's Stadium12201-0-----
MetLife Stadium15500-0-----
New Era Field14310-0-----
University of Phoenix Stadium14310-2-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses2121020-0-----
Wins9372891-11100-0

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)14220-1-----
Sundays10453691-10100-0

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Arizona Cardinals1------
Buffalo Bills2------
Cincinnati Bengals1------
Cleveland Browns1------
Houston Texans1------
Miami Dolphins1------
New York Jets1----1-
Pittsburgh Steelers1------
San Francisco 49ers1------
Seattle Seahawks1------

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division7------
vs AFC Teams8----1-
vs NFC Teams3------
vs Own Division4----1-

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
November3----1-
October5------
September3------

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
FirstEnergy Stadium1------
Gillette Stadium5------
Heinz Field1------
Levi's Stadium1------
MetLife Stadium1----1-
New Era Field1------
University of Phoenix Stadium1------

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Losses2------
Wins9----1-

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)1------
Sundays10----1-

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass413941-5100-0
Turf7362970-6-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games5272160-6-----
Road Games6221751-5100-0

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead382990-10-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points161240-6-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points10730-2-----
Behind6600-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points3300-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points3300-0-----
Tied5321-1100-0

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half251871-5100-0
2nd Half242040-6-----
Last Two Minutes of Half3210-3-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line5500-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line211651-5-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line5320-4100-0
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line181440-2-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter12931-1100-0
2nd Quarter13940-4-----
3rd Quarter13940-4-----
4th Quarter111100-2-----
4th Quarter within 74400-1-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-74262240-3-----
Margin 15+5151140-5-----
Margin 8-1428531-3100-0