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SPEED DATING: BJ Butler

01/05/2017 12:45 PM -

SPEED DATING: Meet the Barnstormers
Defensive Lineman BJ Butler

Welcome back to SPEED DATING, where we give you a crash course introduction to each member of the 2017 Iowa Barnstormers roster!

Today we’re going to introduce you to defensive lineman BJ Butler.

Butler (6-3, 290, Louisville) joins the Iowa Barnstormers for his second season in the Indoor Football League (IFL). Butler began his IFL career last season, where he appeared in 12 games with the Billings Wolves. In those 12 games, Butler collected 43 total sacks, three interceptions, and two touchdowns. Collegiately, Butler attended the University of Louisville, where he played for four years as a Cardinal appearing in 39 total games.

What is Butler’s goal going into the 2017 season? “Becoming the best at my position and helping others do the same.”

We asked Butler a few quick questions to get to know him better, check it out below:

What’s your sign? Sagittarius

Favorite Food: Soul Food

Favorite Candy: Mike & Ike

Favorite Color: Baby Blue

Favorite Movie: The Notebook

Favorite TV Show: Shameless, The Walking Dead

Favorite Athlete: Lebron James, Tom Brady

Favorite Book: Playbook

Favorite Music Artist: Gucci Mane

What is something that’s on your bucket list? “I don’t have a list.”

What is something that you collect? “Spare change, you never know when you’ll need it.”

What is your favorite month of the year? Why? “December and July. December is my birthday, my grandmother’s birthday, and Christmas. July is my daughter’s birthday.”

Who was your childhood hero? “My grandmother and Spiderman.”

Who is someone who inspires you? Why? “My grandmother. She kept the family together and taught me how to be and man and treat others with respect.”

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring 3 things with you, what 3 things would you bring? “A sail boat, a fishing pole, and a map.”

If you weren’t playing football, what would you be doing? “Coaching high school football and basketball.”

What would you say is your greatest achievement in life thus far? “Graduating college and setting a good example for my brother and sister to follow behind.”

What are you most excited about in joining the Barnstormers? “Meeting new people and making lifelong friends and brothers.”

What is something you want the fans to know about you? “I’m a very sweet and nice guy once you get to know me, don’t judge a book by its cover.”

Season Tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2017 season starting as low as $80 per seat. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255 or log on to www.theiowabarnstormers.com.

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