Deon Butler
Deon  Butler

Detroit, Mich.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 242


Child Development


Central Michigan at NIU (USA Today)

Central Michigan at NIU (USA Today); photos by Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

2014: [Game-by-Game] Appeared in all 13 games and started eight … tallied 424 receiving yards on 30 receptions (14.1 average) … caught four balls for 69 yards and contributed to CMU’s last second 75-yard touchdown against Western Kentucky in the Bahamas Bowl (12/24) … assisted on defense with three tackles in a 42-28 loss to Toledo (9/27) … recorded 34 receiving yards in back-to-back games against Ball State (10/18) and Buffalo (10/25) … picked up a season-high 95 receiving yards on five catches 38-7 victory over Eastern Michigan (11/1) … scored a touchdown and a total of 83 yards in a 32-20 loss to Western Michigan (11/22) … was a co-recipient Bill Boyden Award, CMU’s top student-athlete award … nominated for the 2014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team and the Wuerffel Trophy.

2013: [Game-by-Game] Appeared in 11 games with four starts ... ranked second among CMU tight ends with 10 receptions for 94 yards (9.4 avg.) ... caught two passes for eight yards in the season opener at Michigan (8/31) ... had a season high three receptions for 32 yards at North Carolina State (9/28) ... had two catches for 25 yards in road win over Miami (Ohio) (10/5) ... made a season long catch of 19 yards at Ohio (10/12) ... a key special teams player, he registered four tackles, including two solos and a forced fumble in the win over UMass (11/23).

2012: [Game-by-Game] Played in 11 games ... caught six passes for 84 yards and one touchdown for the season ... had one reception for six yards against Michigan State (9/8) ... hauled in one catch for nine yards at Northern Illinois (9/29) ... recorded a season-high three receptions for 46 yards and his first collegiate touchdown at Toledo (10/6) ... caught one pass for 23 yards in road win over Eastern Michigan (10/10).

2011: [Game-by-Game] Made first career appearance in season opener against SCSU, recording one tackle and five receiving yards (9/1) ... appeared at Kentucky (9/10) ... recorded seven receiving yards at Western Michigan (9/17) ... appeared at Michigan State (9/24) ... made first career start against Northern Illinois (10/1) ... recorded a catch for seven yards at NC State (10/8) ... started against Eastern Michigan (10/15) ... appeared at Ball State (10/22) ... caught one pass for seven yards at Akron (10/29) ... appeared at Kent State (11/4) ... recorded two tackles against Ohio (11/10) ... recorded career-highs with two catches for 23 yards against Toledo (11/18).

2010: Redshirted.

High School: No. 41 on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... No. 54 on the Detroit News Blue Chip list ... named to the All-West second team by the Free Press ... also an All-Metro West first-team selection by the Detroit News ... helped lead team to a Division 2 state runner-up finish in 2009 ... caught seven passes for 114 yards in the 2009 state championship game ... finished senior season with 67 receptions and 12 touchdowns ... returned to the football program as a senior after concentrating on basketball as a sophomore and junior ... helped lead Inkster's basketball team to the 2009 Class B state semifinals ... averaged 20 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game as a junior ... all-state second team selection.

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