Kevin Butler was born in Savannah, Georgia. He attended Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where he played football and soccer. Butler went to the University of Georgia and helped the Bulldogs win 2 SEC Titles as their placekicker. He set many records in college as well. Butler was drafted by the Bears in 1985 just in time to help win the NFL Championship in Super Bowl XX. In 11 seasons, Butler became the team’s all-time leading scorer with 1,116 points, a record that was not broken until 2015, by Robbie Gould.
Released from the Bears in 1995, Butler played for the Arizona Cardinals in 1996 and 1997. For the Bears, Butler made 243 field goals of his 332 attempted. He made 387 extra points of 397 attempts. Butler had 265 field goals on 361 attempts for his career. He made 413 extra points on 426 attempts. Butler was the first kicker named to the College Football Hall of Fame. Butler was named to the Top 100 Bears of All Time.
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