Tray Butler - 2012
RB 5-8 194 Jr.
Stockbridge, Ga. (Woodland)
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2012): Solid backup experience in 2012 will lead to starting role for 2013… Strong back with great hands and good open-field speed who may also find a home on special teams… Played in 13 games and earned second letter… Made start at Furman at T-Back and had offensive touches in 10 games… Rushed for 111 yards on 13 carries and credited with a touchdown… Recovered fumble at ODU two-yard line to score the Eagles’ 20th point of the afternoon… Ran for 11 yards on the previous play to give Eagles first down in the redzone… Put it into overdrive after great block by Darreion Robinson to go 36-yards up the left sideline to ODU five-yard line setting up McKinnon touchdown two plays later… Hauled in only catch of the year, a career-long 30-yard touchdown reception from Jerick McKinnon at Western Carolina… Single carry in Howard game resulted in 26-yard gain in third-quarter scoring drive… Returned one kickoff and one punt during season.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Redshirted.
FRESHMAN (2010): Played in all 15 games with starts against Savannah State and Delaware... First career reception with 7-yard catch against Savannah State... Play set up field goal for 27-0 Eagle lead over Tigers... Picked up a tackle after Savannah State recovered a fumble... Made first career touchdown catch and his longest of the year (25 yards) at Coastal Carolina... Had two of the Eagles’ five touchdown receptions, including 25-yard catch to start the scoring against Wofford in the playoffs... Stat line against the Terriers showed a tie for a career best with two receptions and with a career-best 39 yards.
PREP: Selected to 2009 4AAA All-Region team... 71 career receptions for 1,525 yards... Scored 25 career touchdowns for Wolfpack... Earned second-team All-Region honors as a junior... Named Woodland High School Player of the Year as a junior and senior... Played for Coach Scott Schmitt... Earned three letters in football and one each in baseball and track and field... Named first-team all-region in baseball and led team in batting average... 2010 Georgia state meet qualifier in the 200 meter Dash... Selected for numerous offensive player of the week honors.
PERSONAL: Born Rotravis Lakwan Butler in Miami, Fla., on January 5, 1992... Son of Leartis Butler... Two favorite movies are “Taken” and “Don’t Be a Menace to Society”... Favorite food is steak... Favorite Georgia Southern traditions are the chant before the game and touching the Erk statue... If he could have a ticket to any game, would want to attend the Super Bowl because of the intensity and feel for the game by being there... Names his mother as having the biggest influence in his life because “without her, none of this would have happened and I am truly blessed to have her in my life”.
MAJOR: General Studies.