Finally, the long wait is over for LeRoy Butler. The Green Bay Packers‘ legendary safety is heading to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
It should’ve happened a long time ago, but Butler is now finally on his way to Canton.
A second-round pick in 1990, Butler spent his entire career with the Packers, helping the team win the Super Bowl in the 1996 season, while also being named a four-time first-team All-Pro and a four-time Pro Bowler.
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Butler was also named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team and is part of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. He now finally earns his spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Butler had a legendary career in Green Bay, playing in 181 regular-season games with 165 starts, along with 14 games in the postseason.
Butler finished his incredible career with 38 interceptions to go with 20.5 sacks, a truly remarkable accomplishment. According to Wes Hodkiewicz of Packers.com, “Butler is one of only four defensive backs in league annals with at least 35 picks and 20 sacks”.
Butler also invented the Lambeau Leap, a tradition that has lived on following every touchdown at Lambeau Field.
Really, Butler should’ve made the Hall of Fame a long time ago. He’s come close in the past having been a three-time finalist. But all that matters is his time has come. Butler is now deservedly on his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
One of Green Bay’s greatest defensive players of all-time. He was an All-Pro and a Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl champion.
Now he’s a Hall-of-Famer. Congratulations, LeRoy Butler!