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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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Cannonball Butler Career Touchdown Log

Output includes all games from 1920 to 2014.

17 Touchdowns

9 Rushing, 7 Receiving, 1 Kickoff Return, 5 Go-Ahead, 2 Tying, Long of 93 yards
Year Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
19695
19714
19664
19682
19651
19701
Falcons12
Steelers5
Lions3
49ers2
Giants2
Browns2
Falcons2
Rams2
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Road10
Home7
Sunday16
Monday1
1st3
2nd7
3rd5
4th2
3 or fewer yards8
4-9 yards2
20-29 yards1
30 or more yards6
Bob Berry3
Randy Johnson2
Bill Nelsen2

Regular Season

Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1965 11 1965-11-28 PIT CLE L 21-42 4 Receiving 43 Bill Nelsen Trail 7-28 Trail 14-28
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
2 1966 7 1966-10-30 PIT @ DAL L 21-52 2 Kickoff Return 93 Trail 7-24 Trail 14-24
3 1966 13 1966-12-11 PIT @ NYG W 47-28 3 Receiving 66 Bill Nelsen Lead 33-21 Lead 40-21
4 1966 14 1966-12-18 PIT @ ATL W 57-33 2 Rushing 1 Lead 20-7 Lead 26-7
5 1966 14 1966-12-18 PIT @ ATL W 57-33 3 Rushing 1 Lead 29-14 Lead 36-14
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
6 1968 5 1968-10-13 ATL NYG W 24-21 1 Rushing 6 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
7 1968 13 1968-12-08 ATL DET L 7-24 2 Rushing 60 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
8 1969 5 1969-10-19 ATL @ SFO W 21-7 1 Rushing 4 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
9 1969 8 1969-11-09 ATL @ DET L 21-27 3 Rushing 1 Trail 7-24 Trail 14-24
10 1969 8 1969-11-09 ATL @ DET L 21-27 4 Receiving 45 Randy Johnson Trail 14-27 Trail 21-27
11 1969 9 1969-11-16 ATL CHI W 48-31 3 Receiving 65 Randy Johnson Lead 34-24 Lead 41-24
12 1969 10 1969-11-23 ATL @ WAS L 20-27 2 Rushing 3 Lead 10-7 Lead 17-7
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
13 1970 3 1970-10-04 ATL SFO W 21-20 2 Receiving 3 Bob Berry Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
14 1971 2 1971-09-26 ATL @ RAM T 20-20 2 Receiving 27 Bob Berry Trail 6-10 Lead 13-10*
15 1971 5 1971-10-17 ATL RAM L 16-24 1 Receiving 1 Bob Berry Tied 0-0 Lead 6-0*
16 1971 7 1971-10-31 ATL @ CLE W 31-14 3 Rushing 1 Lead 21-0 Lead 28-0
17 1971 10 1971-11-22 ATL GNB W 28-21 2 Rushing 2 Trail 6-7 Lead 12-7*