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Malcolm Butler

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CB
Height: 
5-11

Weight:

190

Age

27
West Alabama
4 Years Pro

2017 Season

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

 

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS

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

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2017 (8/7)

  • Started at cornerback and totaled four solo tackles in the matchup vs. Kansas City (9/7).
  • Totaled two tackles and a pass defensed after subbing as a defensive back in the nickel defense in the win at New Orleans (9/17).
  • Returned to starting duties at cornerback and contributed with three total tackles in the victory vs. Houston (9/24).
  • Started at cornerback and lead the team in tackles with eight total while adding a pass defensed and a first quarter interception of QB Cam Newton that led to the Patriots first touchdown drive vs. Carolina (10/1).
  • Started at cornerback and totaled four tackles and a pass defensed in the victory at Tampa Bay (10/5).
  • Started at cornerback and was a key contributor with four tackles, three passes defensed and an interception late in the second quarter that led to a Patriots touchdown to tie the game going into halftime in the victory at N.Y. Jets (10/15). Also forced a fumble of TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins as he was going into the end zone for a fourth-quarter score which caused the fumble out of bounds to be ruled a touchback and returned possesion to the Patriots.
  • Contributed with six tackles and a pass defensed in a starting role at cornerback in the win vs. Atlanta (10/22). The pass defensed came on a third-and-1 pass breakup of a Julio Jones fourth quarter target in the end zone which led to a fourth-down stop on the ensuing play for the Patriots.
  • Made the start at cornerback and finished with one tackle in the victory vs. L.A. Chargers (10/29)

 

2016 (16/16, 3/3)

  • Named to the AP All-Pro Second Team.
  • Started all 16 regular-season games and recorded 63 tackles, one sack, and notched career-high four interceptions and 17 passes defensed. Also forced one fumble and recovered two others.
  • Started all three postseason contests and posted 11 tackles and one pass defensed.
  • Led the team with eight tackles and one pass defensed in the win vs. Miami (9/18). 
  • 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. 
  • Led the defense with nine total tackles vs. Seattle (11/13).
  • Recorded his first ever NFL sack when he took down QB Colin Kaepernick at San Francisco (11/20). Added two tackles.
  • Forced and recovered a fumble to mark the first forced fumble and fumble recovery of his NFL career in the win at N.Y. Jets (11/27) that led to a Patriots touchdown. Also added five total tackles. 
  • Picked off QB Jared Goff for 7 yards in the win vs. Los Angeles (12/4). Added one total tackle and three passes defensed. 
  • Had his first career two-interception game in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (12/24) when he picked off QB Bryce Petty on third-and-11 in the first quarter and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for a 21-yard gain at the end of the third stanza. Had three total takeaways in the game after adding a fumble recovery in the second quarter to mark the first time that a Patriots player has had three takeaways in the same game since Steve Gregory had three (one interception and two fumble recoveries at N.Y. Jets Nov. 22, 2012).
  • H Recorded four tackles and a pass defensed in the AFC Championship win vs. Pittsburgh (1/22). 

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.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2016 - Associated Press All-Pro: Second Team
  • 2015 - NFL Pro Bowl

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
2017NE109373430-92---01-
2016NE16166348151-174---012
2015NE16166756110-152---00-
2014NE111151410-3-----0-
TOTAL1821523010448---022

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
11@OAKW 33-82200-1-----0-
10@DENW 41-163300-1-----0-
8LACW 21-131100-0-----0-
7ATLW 23-76600-1-----0-
6@NYJW 24-174400-31---01-
5@TBW 19-144310-1-----0-
4CARL 30-338710-11---00-
3HOUW 36-333210-0-----0-
2@NOW 36-202200-1-----0-
1KCL 27-424400-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017NE10373430-920-1-0.51
2016NE166348151-174028721
2015NE166756110-152094.59
2014NE11151410-3-----
TOTAL 531821523010448036-21

fumbles

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2017NE10-----------
2016NE16----2-0----
2015NE16-----------
2014NE11-----------
TOTAL 5300-02000000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/10/2017JAXL 31-24000------------
208/19/2017@HOUL 23-27113300-0-----0-
308/25/2017@DETW 30-28113300-0-----1-
408/31/2017NYGL 40-38000------------
TOTAL 226600-0-----1-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/07/2017KCL 42-27114400-0-----0-
209/17/2017@NOW 36-20102200-1-----0-
309/24/2017HOUW 33-36113210-0-----0-
410/01/2017CARL 33-30118710-11-2--200-
510/05/2017@TBW 19-14114310-1-----0-
610/15/2017@NYJW 24-17114400-311-101-
710/22/2017ATLW 7-23116600-1-----0-
810/29/2017LACW 13-21111100-0-----0-
1011/12/2017@DENW 41-16113300-1-----0-
1111/19/2017@OAKW 33-8112200-1-----0-
TOTAL 109373430-92-1-101-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Atlanta Falcons16600-1-----
Carolina Panthers18710-110-2-2-2
Denver Broncos13300-1-----
Houston Texans13210-0-----
Kansas City Chiefs14400-0-----
Los Angeles Chargers11100-0-----
New Orleans Saints12200-1-----
New York Jets14400-310111
Oakland Raiders12200-1-----
Tampa Bay Buccaneers14310-1-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division9333030-610-2-2-2
vs AFC Teams6171610-510111
vs NFC Teams4201820-410-2-2-2
vs Own Division14400-310111

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
November25500-2-----
October5232120-620-1-0.51
September39810-1-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)12200-1-----
Gillette Stadium5222020-210-2-2-2
Mercedes-Benz Superdome12200-1-----
MetLife Stadium14400-310111
Raymond James Stadium14310-1-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High13300-1-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses2121110-110-2-2-2
Wins8252320-810111

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)28710-1-----
Sundays8292720-820-1-0.51

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass39810-3-----
Turf7282620-620-1-0.51

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games5222020-210-2-2-2
Road Games5151410-710111

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead262510-5-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points141310-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points5500-1-----
Behind4310-210111
Behind by 1-8 Points4310-110111
Behind by 9-16 Points-000-1-----
Tied7610-210-2-2-2

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half191630-420-1-0.51
2nd Half181800-5-----
Last Two Minutes of Half4400-110111

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line6510-1-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line161510-410-2-2-2
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line4400-1-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line111010-310111

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter10820-210-2-2-2
2nd Quarter9810-210111
3rd Quarter8800-3-----
4th Quarter101000-2-----
4th Quarter within 74400-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-74191630-520-1-0.51
Margin 15+5171700-4-----
Margin 8-1411100-0-----