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Toure Butler
Toure Butler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Everett, Wash.

High School:
Cascade

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170

Position:
CB

Experience:
2L

Washington: Returned to play on a limited basis during spring drills after missing the 1999 season while recovering from stress fractures in his knees ... will compete for a starting spot at cornerback ... can also be used as a kick returner on special teams... missed part of spring practice and the 1999 Spring Game while recovering from knee surgery to have a cyst removed.

1999: Sat out the season due to knee problems.

1998: Instrumental in Washington's secondary and special teams ... started all 11 regular-season games at cornerback ... part of a kick-off return duo, along with teammate Joe Jarzynka, that ranked second in the nation with 25.9 yards per return ... 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against BYU was the third longest in Husky history ... that return also figured as the third longest in the Pac-10 during the season ... named ABC Sports Player of the Game for efforts vs. BYU ... led the team in kickoff returns with 22 for 626 yards ... averaged 28.5 yards per runback ... ranked sixth nationally in kickoff returns ... returned five kickoffs for 122 yards (24.4 avg.) vs. Air Force in Oahu Bowl ... returned a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown in same game against BYU ... ranked second on the team in all-purpose yardage (60.6 ypg.) ... recorded first career interception by picking off UCLA's Cade McNown ... had four tackles in Oahu Bowl.

1997: Appeared in every game as a backup at cornerback and on special teams ... finished the year with 16 tackles and earned his first letter ... returned three punts for 109 yards, including a 63-yarder during 1998 spring game ... had two kickoff returns for 59 yards during the spring game.

1996: Redshirted the 1996 season ... was listed second on the two-deep during two-a-day drills before complications with the NCAA Clearinghouse forced him off the field ... returned an interception 45 yards for a score in 1997 Spring Game.

High School and Personal: Born June 4, 1977 ... led Cascade High School to the WesCo AAA championship with four interceptions on defense ... he rushed for 806 yards (9.5 avg.) and 11 TDs during the regular season ... he rushed for 188 yards and three TDs in team's playoff loss ... named to the Everett Herald's All-Area team as both a running back and defensive back ... from same high school as former Husky Jerry Jensen ... one of the state's best triple jumpers during his prep career ... majoring in sociology.

Defensive Statistics

YearG-SSoloAsst.Tot.LossFCFRPDInt.Sacks
199711-0151160-000000-0
199811-113220521-501-3591-00-0
1999DNP
Totals22-114721681-501-3591-00-0

Kickoff Returns

YearG-SNo.Yds.Avg.TDLG
199711-0No Returns
199811-112262628.5198
1999DNP
Totals11-112262628.5198

Punt Returns

YearG-SNo.Yds.Avg.TDLG
199711-0No Returns
199811-11263.006
1999DNP
Totals11-11263.006

Career Highs

Kickoff Returns: 5 vs. Air Force, 1998 (O'ahu Bowl)
Kickoff Return Yards: 140 yards vs. UCLA, 1998
Longest Kickoff Return: 98 yards (TD) vs. BYU, 1998

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