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Crezdon Butler
CB #20
Height:
6-1
Weight:
191
College:
Clemson
Hometown:
Asheville, N.C.
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 28 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 TB 3 4 4 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 SD 12 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 BUF 5 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 ARI 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 WAS 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 ARI 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 PIT 4 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

Crezdon Butler’s path to the NFL and the Chargers is laden with twists and turns.

A standout collegiate corner at Clemson, many thought the Asheville, N.C. native would leave school after his junior season when he was projected to be a mid to late-first-round draft pick. Instead, Butler rolled the dice and decided to return to Clemson for his senior season to complete the path toward his degree in sociology.

Looking back, things didn’t work out as planned as opposing quarterbacks opted to stay away from Butler’s side of the field and the general lack of gaudy stats caused his draft stock to slide. Butler fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft, but to Butler and his lifelong Steelers fan father, the risk was worth the reward and playing in the NFL was a dream come true.

Butler spent just one year with the Steelers and. The next two years saw him bounce between Arizona, Washington and Buffalo before he ultimately signed with the Chargers last September. Butler didn’t have much time to get his feet wet in San Diego though because five days after signing, he was pressed into duty in a gut-wrenching loss to the Tennessee Titans. However a week later, Butler made a key play to help the Chargers get back on the winning track as his forced fumble late in the fourth quarter helped the Bolts clinch a late-Sept. victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Butler still maintains close ties to his native Asheville, where he earned MVP honors in the North Carolina state title game in 2005 after setting a school record for career yards at Asheville High. He and former teammate Johnny White have joined forces and the two host an annual football camp called the Asheville All-Stars Football Camp in their hometown.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Fifth-round pick (164) by Pittsburgh, April 24, 2010...signed June 16...waived Sept. 3, 2011...claimed by Arizona Sept. 4...waived Aug. 31, 2012... claimed by Washington Sept. 1...waived Sept. 25...re-signed with Arizona, Oct. 9...waived Oct. 16...re-signed to Arizona’s practice squad, Oct. 23...signed to Buffalo’s active roster, Nov. 7...waived Aug. 31, 2013...signed with Chargers, Sept. 17.

2013: Forced fumble with 2:50 left in fourth quarter helped seal Sept. 29 win over Dallas. 2012: Played in two games with Washington, one with Arizona and six with Buffalo... two special teams tackles and forced fumble during kickoff return in Bills’ Dec. 30 season-finale vs. New York Jets. 2011: Saw action on special teams in season opener vs. Carolina Sept. 11...injured ankle vs. Panthers and inactive Sept. 18 at Washington...placed on “Reserve-Injured” Sept. 20. 2010: Special teams tackle in NFL debut Nov. 14 vs. New England...season-high two special teams stops Dec. 12 vs. Cincinnati...inactive for all three postseason games, including Super Bowl XLV.

COLLEGE: Tied for second in school history with 243 career interception return yards...honorable mention All-ACC as senior...freshman first-team All-ACC by Sporting News...finished career with 183 tackles, 11 interceptions and 21 passes defensed...played at Clemson from 2006-09...sociology major.

PERSONAL: First-team all-state at Asheville (N.C.) High School...selected for Shrine Bowl all-star game...MVP of AAA state title game as senior after interception and 70-yard game-winning touchdown pass...all-time leading rusher in school history with 5,030 career yards...also lettered in track.

Crezdon Butler’s path to the NFL and the Chargers is laden with twists and turns.

A standout collegiate corner at Clemson, many thought the Asheville, N.C. native would leave school after his junior season when he was projected to be a mid to late-first-round draft pick. Instead, Butler rolled the dice and decided to return to Clemson for his senior season to complete the path toward his degree in sociology.

Looking back, things didn’t work out as planned as opposing quarterbacks opted to stay away from Butler’s side of the field and the general lack of gaudy stats caused his draft stock to slide. Butler fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth-round of the 2010 NFL Draft, but to Butler and his lifelong Steelers fan father, the risk was worth the reward and playing in the NFL was a dream come true.

Butler spent just one year with the Steelers and. The next two years saw him bounce between Arizona, Washington and Buffalo before he ultimately signed with the Chargers last September. Butler didn’t have much time to get his feet wet in San Diego though because five days after signing, he was pressed into duty in a gut-wrenching loss to the Tennessee Titans. However a week later, Butler made a key play to help the Chargers get back on the winning track as his forced fumble late in the fourth quarter helped the Bolts clinch a late-Sept. victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Butler still maintains close ties to his native Asheville, where he earned MVP honors in the North Carolina state title game in 2005 after setting a school record for career yards at Asheville High. He and former teammate Johnny White have joined forces and the two host an annual football camp called the Asheville All-Stars Football Camp in their hometown.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Fifth-round pick (164) by Pittsburgh, April 24, 2010...signed June 16...waived Sept. 3, 2011...claimed by Arizona Sept. 4...waived Aug. 31, 2012... claimed by Washington Sept. 1...waived Sept. 25...re-signed with Arizona, Oct. 9...waived Oct. 16...re-signed to Arizona’s practice squad, Oct. 23...signed to Buffalo’s active roster, Nov. 7...waived Aug. 31, 2013...signed with Chargers, Sept. 17.

2013: Forced fumble with 2:50 left in fourth quarter helped seal Sept. 29 win over Dallas. 2012: Played in two games with Washington, one with Arizona and six with Buffalo... two special teams tackles and forced fumble during kickoff return in Bills’ Dec. 30 season-finale vs. New York Jets. 2011: Saw action on special teams in season opener vs. Carolina Sept. 11...injured ankle vs. Panthers and inactive Sept. 18 at Washington...placed on “Reserve-Injured” Sept. 20. 2010: Special teams tackle in NFL debut Nov. 14 vs. New England...season-high two special teams stops Dec. 12 vs. Cincinnati...inactive for all three postseason games, including Super Bowl XLV.

COLLEGE: Tied for second in school history with 243 career interception return yards...honorable mention All-ACC as senior...freshman first-team All-ACC by Sporting News...finished career with 183 tackles, 11 interceptions and 21 passes defensed...played at Clemson from 2006-09...sociology major.

PERSONAL: First-team all-state at Asheville (N.C.) High School...selected for Shrine Bowl all-star game...MVP of AAA state title game as senior after interception and 70-yard game-winning touchdown pass...all-time leading rusher in school history with 5,030 career yards...also lettered in track.

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