Butler Earns Super Bowl Ring

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt football enjoyed a big stage on Sunday night, when former Commodore defensive lineman Adam Butler earned a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Butler, a second-year pass-rush specialist and special teams contributor for New England, played in his second Super Bowl with the Patriots. He helped the Pats secure a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams at Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium.
“I can’t even feel my body,” Butler said afterwards. “I think I played so hard, and everybody else played so hard around me … I’m just thankful that we crunched it out this time. I’m so thankful that we won this game.”
Butler signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent ahead of the 2017 NFL season. He became the first Vanderbilt product to win a Super Bowl since Jonathan Krause, who earned a ring with the Patriots in 2015. 
Butler finished his second season with New England with 17 tackles (eight solo, nine assisted) and one forced fumble. The Duncanville, Texas, native was a key piece of Vanderbilt interior defensive line from 2012-16.  As a senior in 2016,  he started 13 games at both tackle and end and recorded 31 total tackles, 18 solo stops, 7.5 tackles for loss and a team-high four sacks.

Three words.

Super. Bowl. Champion.

Congrats, @il_never_quit70!#VanderbiltMan | #SBLIII pic.twitter.com/34eLNVFYIR

— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) February 4, 2019

“I’m just so thankful.”

Your #SBLlll Champion, @il_never_quit70! #AnchorDown | @jwyattsports pic.twitter.com/gE70MyzIw7

— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) February 4, 2019