Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Kevin Butler

Kevin Butler


  • Position: Placekicker
  • School: Georgia
  • High School: Stone Mountain, Ga (Redan HS)
  • Years: 1981-1984
  • Inducted: 2001
  • Place of Birth: Savannah, GA
  • Date of Birth: Jul 24, 1962
  • Jersey Number: 5
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 196

Member Biography

Kevin Butler achieved the ultimate. He was named to the Sports Illustrated all-century team, the Walter Camp Foundation all-century team, and American Broadcasting Company all-time team. He place-kicked 77 field goals and 122 extra points, a total of 353 points. In his four years 1981-84 Georgia had a 38-8-2 record, was in two Sugar Bowls, one Cotton Bowl, one Citrus Bowl. His accuracy on attempts 50 yards or longer, 52.4 percent, was an NCAA record. His longest goal was 60 yards against Clemson in 1984. This kick decided the game for Georgia 26-23. He had other goals 59, 53, and 52 yards. He was 122 for 125 on extra points and 77 for 98 on field goals. Butler had a pro career 1985-97 with the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals.