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    Andre Butler
    Andre Butler

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Dolton, Ill.

    High School:
    Thornwood

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 180

    Position:
    DB

    Birthdate:
    10/03/1985



    High School: Ranked 21st-best player in state of Illinois by Rivals.com ... SuperPrep All-Midwest Region team ... Ranked 110th in SuperPrep's Midwest player ranking ... Top-25 player in Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... PrepStar all-region selection ... As a safety and linebacker his senior year, totaled 130 tackles (102 solos), 16 sacks (21 TFL's), four interceptions, three fumble recoveries and nine forced fumbles ... As a running back, rushed for 1,000-plus yards, scored 17 touchdowns and averaged over 7 rushing yards per carry ... In season opener, rushed for 237 yards, while notching 16 sackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery on defense ... Two-time all-conference selection ... Three-year starter and 2003 team captain ... Team's rookie of the year as a sophomore ... Played against fellow NU recruits Akeem Hunter and Jeff Yarbrough ... One of state's top track performers--heading into senior season has had 20-plus first-place finishes while helping the Thunderbirds to three straight state championships ... Scored the most points in IHSA history at 2003 state meet ... Best times of 10.7 in the 100 and 21.6 in 200 ... Coached by Andre Collins.

    Personal: Born Andre Nathaniel Butler on 10/3/85 ... Son of Gaston Butler and Sherry Gordon ... Plans to major in pre-medicine ... Chose NU over Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.