MARTIN, Tenn. – Jeremy Butler, from The University of Tennessee at Martin football team, has been spotlighted for the Reese’s Senior Bowl’s 2014 Watch List.
A 6-3, 205-pound senior wide receiver, Butler is one of 67 Football Championship Subdivision players and one of five Ohio Valley Conference players on the prestigious list. The list includes more than 400 student-athletes from nearly every level of college football and is a starting ground for who will fill 110 roster spots that form the North and South squads for the nation’s premier all-star game. The 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl will take place in Mobile, Ala. on Jan. 25.
Butler established himself as one of the league’s most dynamic red-zone threats last season, accounting for 10 touchdowns in 10 games. He led the OVC with a trio of multi-touchdown games, including a four-touchdown performance in a win at Murray State on Oct. 13.
Overall, Butler hauled in 51 catches for 750 yards, cracking the 100-yard receiving plateau on three different occasions. In the four-touchdown effort at Murray State, the Bradenton, Fla. native was responsible for a career-best 177 yards on eight catches. He also set a career-high with 13 receptions (for 142 yards) at Tennessee Tech on Nov. 11 and added 101 yards receiving against Jacksonville State on Nov. 3.
So far this preseason, Butler has been named a Preseason All-American by USA College Football. He has also been recognized by College Sports Madness, Phil Steele Publications and College Football Performance Awards.