WORTH NOTING: Very underrated performer who is expected to be a three-year starter at right tackle ... has started the last 26 games at right tackle, the longest streak by a UVa right tackle in more than 20 years ...joins LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson as the only offensive linemen to start every game the last two seasons ... is still relatively young ...doesn't turn 22 until mid-September ...is the only player in school history to start three bowl games at right tackle and one of only nine offensive linemen to start as many as three bowl games.
HONORS: 2005--Received the Rock Weir Most Improved Player Award along with Jon Copper for spring practice ... received the Judge and Mrs. Harold H. Purcell Family Football Scholarship from the Virginia Athletics Foundation. 2004--Received the Judge and Mrs. Harold H. Purcell Family Football Scholarship from the Virginia Athletics Foundation. 2003--Received the Judge and Mrs. Harold H. Purcell Family Football Scholarship from the Virginia Athletics Foundation.
AT VIRGINIA: 2004--Started all 12 games at right tackle ...got bigger and stronger and was one of the keys to the most improved offense in the ACC ...very rarely comes out of games ... turned in an exceptional performance in the season's first game against Temple ... graded out at a career-high 93 percent with five knockdown blocks ...typically moved to left tackle when D'Brickashaw Ferguson wasn't on the field ...UVa led the ACC in rushing offense (242.8), total offense (423.4), first downs (264) and fewest sacks allowed (16) ... Virginia's 112.6-yard improvement in the rushing game was the second-best improvement in ACC history, as well as the second-best improvement in the nation behind Michigan State (141.1) ... lettered.
2003--Was one of two sophomores to bookend the offensive line ... started all 13 games at right tackle opposite classmate D'Brickashaw Ferguson at left tackle ... very rarely comes out of the game ... helped the offense increase its rushing and passing per game averages from the year before ... lettered.
2002--Gained valuable playing experience ... appeared in 12 games in a variety of roles ... served as the backup to Mike Mullins at right tackle, but was also listed at right guard due to injuries to Elton Brown and Ben Carber ... started the bowl game vs. West Virginia after Mullins was sidelined due to surgery ... made his debut on the field goal block team and right tackle against Florida State in the second week ...didn't play the next game vs. South Carolina but played in every game afterward ... moved to right guard prior to the N.C. State game as the team got thin at the position ... saw lots action at the position in the final three games and was well prepared for the bowl game.
HIGH SCHOOL: Multi-sport athlete at E.C. Glass High School ... concentrated on basketball early in his career and didn't play football until his sophomore year ... two-year starter on the football team for coach Ed Landis ...started on both offense and defense as a senior ...#22 player in Virginia by SuperPrep and by the Roanoke Times ... All-Atlantic Region by PrepStar ... Prep Football Report's #71 player in the Mid-Atlantic region ... four-star player by MaxEmfingerRecruiting.com ... 24th among Virginia players on the Charlottesville Daily Progress "Gold List" ... first-team All-State and first-team All-Northwest Region as a senior ... first-team All-Central Virginia by the Lynchburg News & Advance as a senior ... first-team All-District on both offense and defense as a senior ... second-team All-District offensive lineman his junior year ... didn't allow a sack as a junior ... also voted the team's most outstanding defensive player ... lettered in basketball and track ... student athlete honor roll for three consecutive years.
PERSONAL: Bradley Jay Butler, Jr. ... born 9-18-83 in Lynchburg, Va. ... son of Debbie Greenway and Brad Butler, Sr. ... has two younger brothers, Bret (20) and Brandon (18) ... government major.