Sunday, August 4, 2013

Villanova football season countdown: 27 is for Terry Butler

Terry Butler
Leading up to the opening game of the Villanova football season on August 31 against Boston College, Fact on Villanova Sports will be counting down the days between now and the beginning of the football season using the jersey numbers of Villanova football players of the past. For as many numbers as possible, effort will be taken to introduce players from the current team, with the exception of "important" players from the past.a Also, it's a ton of work to get pictures of all the players, so it may be incomplete. Oh well.  

Running Back- 2001-2004

After backing up Brian Westbrook during his freshman season, Terry Butler took over as a sophomore and became the feature back for Villanova's 2002 national semifinal run. During the 2002 season, Butler ran for 868 rushing yards on 202 carries and scored 12 touchdowns. As his career wound on, he began to share the load more and more with Moe Gibson, but he still ranks fourth all time in school history in career rushing yards with 2,220 yards, and scored as many total touchdowns in his career as Matt Szczur. After his Villanova career was over, Butler spent the 2005 season in the NFL with the New York Jets.

Career Stats:
498 Carries
2,220 Rushing Yards
30 Total Touchdowns
2013 player wearing this number: John Maughan

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