Draft Scout Snapshot:HIGH RISER: DS Rating on 9/1/09: #27 ILB, #593/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2007: Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention … a regular in the rotation at linebacker … started four games at middle linebacker: vs. Ohio State, vs. USC, at Arizona State and vs. Oregon…2006: Won the Travis Spring Most Outstanding Freshman (defense) award at the team's postseason awards banquet … played in 10 of the Huskies' 12 games in 2006, sitting out the Oregon and Stanford games.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Chargers' picks: Round 3/79 -- Donald Butler, ILB, 6-1, 245, Washington, Butler played inside on the Huskies' 4-3 alignment and that is likely where he will land in the Chargers' 3-4; known for his run-stuffing skills and strength. - by The Sports Xchange
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01/03/13 - ILB Donald Butler, the team's most consistent defender this year, didn't play in the season finale as he continued to be bothered by a groin injury. Butler finishes with 94 tackles and three sacks.
12/28/12 - ILB Donald Butler (groin) didn't practice and hasn't worked this week. He could be a game-time decision.
12/27/12 - ILB Donald Butler (groin) didn't practice but is expected to attempt to on Thursday.
12/21/12 - ILB Donald Butler (groin) was able to take all the practice snaps, after being limited on Wednesday. It appears he will start on Sunday.
12/19/12 - ILB Donald Butler (groin) might be back against the Jets. Other than FS Eric Weddle, Butler has been the Chargers' most consistent player on that side of the ball. "He didn't have a setback, so it would nice for him to play," coach Norv Turner said after Wednesday's practice. "He's been having a heck of a year."