Coach Holtz previews Rice game
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Louisiana Tech vs. Lamar
2012: Recorded 21 total tackles in his freshman season with eight solo stops and 13 assisted tackles along with 1.5 tackles for a loss of five yards ... Was credited with two total tackles including a solo stop for a loss of three yards in his first collegiate appearance in a 56-49 win at Houston (9/8) ... Recorded four total tackles (one solo, three assisted) against Rice (9/15) as one of his assisted tackles was for a loss of two yards ... Registered two total tackles (one solo, one assisted) at Illinois (9/22) ... Assisted on two tackles at Virginia (9/29) ... Notched one solo tackle against UNLV (10/6) ... Credited with two total tackles - one solo, one assisted - against No. 22 Texas A&M (10/13) ... Registered two solo tackles against Idaho (10/20) ... Credited with four total tackles (one solo, three assisted) at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Assisted on one tackle against UTSA (11/3) ... Assisted on a tackle at San Jose State (11/24).
High School: Lettered in football, basketball and track at North Pike High School ... During his senior year (2011) he recorded 121 tackles and 13 sacks for a loss of 37 yards while recovering a fumble ... Ranked 37th in the state of Mississippi in sacks his senior year ... During his junior year (2010) he recorded 102 tackles and six sacks ... Named all-district, all-area and all-state his senior year while claiming all-district honors his junior year ... Led his team to a No. 1 ranking his junior year, winning the south state title and finishing as the state runner-up ... Coached by Chris Smith.
Personal: Vernon Butler, Jr. ... Son of Vernon, Sr., and Beverly Butler ... Born on June 14, 1994 in Pike County, Miss. ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Memphis and Louisiana-Lafayette ... Recruited by Jeff Koonz.