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Cannonball Butler

James Butler

Position: RB
Height: 5-9    Weight: 194 lbs.

Born: May 4, 1943 in Quincy, FL
Died: February 10, 2014 in Atlanta, GA
High School: Carver
College: Edward Waters
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 14th round (186th overall) of the 1965 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 32 (2983rd overall since 1950)
1-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

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Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1965 22 PIT KR 23 14 46 108 0 12 2.3 7.7 3.3 9 117 13.0 1 43 0.6 8.4 225 1 7 2
1966 23 PIT 23 14 46 114 2 19 2.5 8.1 3.3 4 93 23.3 1 66 0.3 6.6 207 3 4 3
1967 24 PIT 23 11 90 293 0 24 3.3 26.6 8.2 4 23 5.8 0 13 0.4 2.1 316 0 1 3
1968 25 ATL FB/KR 33 12 94 365 2 60 3.9 30.4 7.8 15 127 8.5 0 31 1.3 10.6 492 2 1 4
1969* 26 ATL FB 33 14 163 655 3 39 4.0 46.8 11.6 17 297 17.5 2 65 1.2 21.2 952 5 3 10
1970 27 ATL FB/KR 33 14 12 166 636 0 33 3.8 45.4 11.9 24 151 6.3 1 25 1.7 10.8 787 1 10 6
1971 28 ATL FB 33 13 13 186 594 2 19 3.2 45.7 14.3 15 143 9.5 2 27 1.2 11.0 737 4 7 7
1972 29 STL 36 5 0 6 3 0 5 0.5 0.6 1.2 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.2 1.6 11 0 1 0
Career 97 25 797 2768 9 60 3.5 28.5 8.2 89 959 10.8 7 66 0.9 9.9 3727 16 34 35
4 yrs ATL 53 25 609 2250 7 60 3.7 42.5 11.5 71 718 10.1 5 65 1.3 13.5 2968 12 21 27
3 yrs PIT 39 0 182 515 2 24 2.8 13.2 4.7 17 233 13.7 2 66 0.4 6.0 748 4 12 8
1 yr STL 5 0 6 3 0 5 0.5 0.6 1.2 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.2 1.6 11 0 1 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1965 22 PIT KR 23 14 25 509 0 36 20.4 734
1966 23 PIT 23 14 17 454 1 93 26.7 661
1967 24 PIT 23 11 10 223 0 32 22.3 539
1968 25 ATL FB/KR 33 12 37 799 0 42 21.6 1291
1969* 26 ATL FB 33 14 13 405 0 61 31.2 1357
1970 27 ATL FB/KR 33 14 12 14 284 0 29 20.3 1071
1971 28 ATL FB 33 13 13 13 372 0 82 28.6 1109
1972 29 STL 36 5 0 4 85 0 27 21.3 96
Career 97 25 133 3131 1 93 23.5 6858
4 yrs ATL 53 25 77 1860 0 82 24.2 4828
3 yrs PIT 39 0 52 1186 1 93 22.8 1934
1 yr STL 5 0 4 85 0 27 21.3 96

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1965 22 PIT KR 23 14 0 7 6 0 0
1966 23 PIT 23 14 0 4 0 0 0
1967 24 PIT 23 11 0 1 0 0 0
1968 25 ATL FB/KR 33 12 0 1 1 0 0
1969* 26 ATL FB 33 14 0 3 2 0 0
1970 27 ATL FB/KR 33 14 12 0 10 2 0 0
1971 28 ATL FB 33 13 13 0 7 3 0 0
1972 29 STL 36 5 0 0 1 1 0 0
Career 97 25 0 34 15 0 0
4 yrs ATL 53 25 0 21 8 0 0
3 yrs PIT 39 0 0 12 6 0 0
1 yr STL 5 0 0 1 1 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1965 22 PIT KR 23 14 1 1 6
1966 23 PIT 23 14 2 1 1 4 24
1968 25 ATL FB/KR 33 12 2 2 12
1969* 26 ATL FB 33 14 3 2 5 30
1970 27 ATL FB/KR 33 14 12 1 1 6
1971 28 ATL FB 33 13 13 2 2 4 24
Career 97 25 9 7 1 17 102
4 yrs ATL 53 25 7 5 12 72
3 yrs PIT 39 0 2 2 1 5 30
1 yr STL 5 0 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1970 27 14 RB 85 36
1971 28 13 RB 98 36
1972 29 5 RB 1 130
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