Five Things You Need to Know About Rodney Butler

Five Things You Need to Know About Rodney Butler

Kindsey Bernhardabout 5 years

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[caption id="attachment_207301" align="alignnone" width="2000"]rodney_butler_a9r5454 New Mexico State Athletics[/caption] Here are five things you need to know about the 6-foot-1, 240-pound senior linebacker.. He is a Tackling Machine In just two games Butler has recorded 39 total tackles, the most in college football. Butler has nine more tackles than the second-leading tackler. Butler finished with 15 tackles in the Aggies' season opener and 24 in their win over New Mexico last week. The 24 tackles were a career-high for Butler. He Didn't Want to Play Linebacker In the early days of his football career, Butler played on the offensive and defensive line. When his body started to change in his early teens, he became taller and leaner, which lead to his position change. "My first position was on the offensive line and defensive line, in seventh and eighth grades, when I first started playing," Butler said. "I didn’t start playing linebacker until my freshman year in high school. I kind of leaned up and got taller, so I wasn’t used on the D line, though that’s where I wanted to play. My coaches said, ‘No, let’s move you to linebacker.’ I was a little longer and faster and I got adjusted to that." He Likes LeBron... A Lot Butler is a big fan of LeBron James. I mean what college athlete isn't? However Butler took his fandom to another level when he did his signature celebration during a game. https://www.instagram.com/p/BIoc1U3gJgY/?taken-by=level53 He Has an Adorable Dog  If you know me or follow me on Twitter, you know I love dogs. When I found out that Butler had a dog, I instantly liked the guy. If you want more pics of Butler and his dog, go to his Instagram page. cric2-uumaedp_d cqzhogwvuauswo1 He's Crushing on a Louisville Cheerleader While going through Butler's Twitter feed, I saw that Butler was enamored by a Louisville cheerleader. Hopefully he stayed away from her DMs. https://twitter.com/LvL_53/status/769686386878230528 https://twitter.com/kmiagbe/status/769658449919668226  

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