Malcolm Butler was signed by the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 19, 2014.
2015 (15/15, 2/2)
Recorded seven tackles, six solo, and two passes defensed in the AFC Championship at Denver (1/24).
Made his first postseason start and recorded five tackles, four solo, and one pass defensed in the playoff victory vs. Kansas City (1/16).
Recorded seven tackles, five solo, at Miami (1/3).
Recorded three tackles, two solo, at N.Y. Jets (12/27).
Recorded seven tackles, five solo, one pass defensed and picked off Zach Mettenberger in the fourth quarter of the win vs. Tennessee (12/20).
Recorded one solo tackle in the win at Houston (12/13).
Recorded two solo tackles and broke up one pass vs. Philadelphia (12/6).
Recorded seven tackles and broke up one pass at Denver (11/29).
Recorded three solo tackles in the win vs. Buffalo (11/23).
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 just four catches on 12 targets in the game.
Recorded five tackles, four solo, and broke up a Kirk Cousins pass intended for TE Jordan Reed in the fourth quarter of the win vs. Washington (11/8).
Recorded four solo tackles in the win vs. Miami (10/29).
Registered six tackles, four solo, in the win vs. the New York Jets (10/25).
Starter at left cornerback through the first three weeks of the season, playing every defensive snap.
Posted four solo tackles and three passes defensed in the win vs. Jacksonville (9/27).
Caught his first pick in the regular season off a Tyrod Taylor pass and returned it for nine yards at the end of the first quarter of the win at Buffalo (9/20). Added six tackles, four solo, and one pass defensed.
Started at left cornerback in the win vs. Pittsburgh (9/10).
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.
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.
Born March 2, 1990, in Vicksburg, Miss.
Son of Deborah Butler and is one of five children.