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Derek Butcher
Derek  Butcher


Delano, MN

High School:
Delano Senior

Last College:
North Dakota State

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 295




FAU is Third Among 14 C-USA Members in Student-Athletes Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

The Owls had 204 student-athletes make the Honor Roll and 34 win the Commissioner's Academic Medal


FAU Football 2014 Spring Practice

FAU Football 2014 Spring Practice

2014: Returned to the defensive side of the ball in fall camp of 2014...was a part of the defensive line rotation in the season opener at No. 22 Nebraska...recorded one solo tackle...worked with the line rotation at No. 2 Alabama...part of a strong line rotation that picked up four sacks, including one that was credited as a safety...had a pass breakup at Wyoming...part of the defensive line rotation and was on the field for the last defensive stand to preserve the victory over UTSA...worked as a dual replacement at defensive tackle...was part of a defensive line rotation that tallied four sacks in the Western Kentucky victory...WKU had only allowed six on the year...part of a defensive line rotation in the Marshall game...had a solo tackle at UNT...part of a defensive tackle rotation which allowed him to accumulate three tackles, all solo and one for a loss of two yards, at Middle Tennessee....recorded a sack for a loss of 13 yards in the ODU contest...completed his senior season with six tackles, including two for a loss of yards and one owas a sack.

2013: Saw action in one game in the 2013 season...made the switch from defensive line to offensive line...was a member of the traveling squad.

2013: Joined the squad in January.

North Dakota State College of Science: Played defensive line for Chuck Parsons at North Dakota State College of Science where he earned first team All-Conference honors after multiple double-digit tackle games.

High School: Played for Merril Pavlivoch at Delano Senior High School where he earned All-Conference honors as both a junior and senior...was an AAA athlete in high school and was a member of WAR (Western Alliance Rugby) which won the state championship his senior season.

Personal: Sociology major...son of Kary and Chantelle Butcher.


Career Stats
Game-by-Game Tackles

2014: Nebraska (1-0=1); North Texas (1-0=1); Middle Tennessee (3-0=3); Old Dominion

Career Game High
Tackles:3 @Middle Tennessee (11/22/14)
Tackles for a Loss: 1 at Middle Tennessee (11/22/14) and ODU (11/29/14)
Sacks: 1 ODU (11/29/14)
Passes Defended:1 at Wyoming (9/20/14)

2014 Single Game Highs
Tackles: 1 @Nebraska (8/30/14) and UNT 11/8/14)
Tackles for a Loss: 1 ODU (11/29/14)
Sacks: 1 ODU (11/29/14)
Passes Defended: 1 at Wyoming (9/20/14)

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