Kevin Butler (American football)

Kevin Butler (American football)

Kevin Butler
Kevin Butler in 2007
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-07-24) July 24, 1962
Place of birth: Savannah, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Stone Mountain (GA) Redan
NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105
Debuted in 1985 for the Chicago Bears
Last played in 1997 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • NFL Record - Most Points in Rookie Season
  • Super Bowl XX Champion
  • Chicago Bears All-Time Leading Scorer (1,116 points)
  • Florida–Georgia Hall of Fame
Career NFL statistics
Field goals made 265
Field goals attempted 361
Field goal % 73.4
Long field goal 55
Stats at
Stats at

Kevin Gregory Butler (born July 24, 1962) is a former professional Athens.


  • Early life 1
  • Professional career 2
  • Personal 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Butler was born in Walter Payton. Butler was also part of the 1985 Chicago Bears team who won Super Bowl XX, setting a rookie scoring record with 144 points during the season and kicking three field goals in the Super Bowl.

It was said that Butler called his fiancée from training camp in Platteville, Wisconsin, and explained that "we're going to have to change the date of our wedding, because we're going to the Super Bowl and it's on January 26th."[1]

When he was released by the Bears after the 1995 season, he was the last remaining holdover from the Super Bowl XX team. Butler finished his 13 NFL seasons with 265 of 361 field goals (73%) and 413 of 426 extra point attempts, giving him 1,208 total points.

Butler holds the record for the most points scored by a player during their rookie season. In 1985, he scored 144 points for the Chicago Bears. That year, he made 31 field goals and all of his 51 extra point attempts.


Kevin is married to Cathy Butler. They have three children together: Katie Scarlett (goes by Scarlett),

  • Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
  • Bears record holders
  • career stats

External links

  1. ^ ESPN Page 2 - Kluck: '85 Bears vs. '07 Patriots
  2. ^ "Bears Sign Kevin Butler’s Son To Reserve/Future Contract".