Donald Butler

Date of Birth
Oct. 16, 1988
242 lbs


Donald Butler is a middle linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. He led the Chargers in total tackles in 2011 and previously played collegiately at the University of Washington.

Early Years

Butler was born in Sacramento, CA on October 17, 1988 and attended Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, CA. He started at linebacker during four seasons at Del Campo, receiving multiple scholarship offers from Pac-10 schools. He decided to continue his playing career at the University of Washington.

University of Washington

After arriving on campus, Butler saw action in 10 games as a true freshman and made 24 total tackles with limited snaps. He became more involved as a sophomore in 2007, making 51 tackles in nine games for the Huskies. He finally took over as a full-time starter as a junior and started...

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