A Vanderbilt Offensive Lineman Got Moved to Defense After Arguing at a Rib-Eating Contest

When Adam Butler arrived at Vanderbilt in 2012, he was a redshirt freshman who was expected to join the Commodores' offensive line the following season. The plan was for Butler, who weighed 285 pounds, to get up to somewhere between 310 and 315 pounds at the end of his freshman year, ensuring a smooth transition into his duty of protecting the quarterback. Then something happened...
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November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

How a rib-eating contest altered the career of Vanderbilt’s Adam Butler

Vanderbilt defensive lineman Adam Butler has been on of the most productive members of the Commodores front seven. Currently, he’s second on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss and third with 2 sacks. But if Butler’s career had gone the way he anticipated when he arrived at Vanderbilt in 2012, he never would have recorded a tackle. Instead, he would have been trying to prevent...
Via SEC Country
November 15, 2016

WATCH: Adam Butler postgame press conference - Kentucky (10/8/16)

Vanderbilt's late rally at Kentucky fell short on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium in a 20-13 loss.
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October 09, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: 9.20.16 - Vanderbilt Weekly Press Conference - Adam Butler and Oren Burks

Vanderbilt's Oren Burks and Adam Butler addressed the media prior to the Commodores' game with Western Kentucky on September 24.
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September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Vandy D-lineman hugs UMass kicker after missing game-tying field goal

Finally, the Vanderbilt Commodores have a victory under new coach Derek Mason. It took until Week 3, but the 'Dores got it by beating UMass 34-31. It wasn't easy, though. Vandy had to escape a game-tying field goal attempt in the final seconds. When the kick was missed wide left, Vandy defensive lineman Adam Butler was so happy that he did something hilarious and odd. He gave the...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt Player Hugs UMass Kicker After Missed Field Goal

Vanderbilt player Adam Butler hugs UMass kicker Blake Lucas after a missed field goal wrapped up the game.
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: UMass Kicker Blake Lucas Miss Game-Tying Field Goal, Gets A Hug From Vanderbilt DL Adam Butler

Being a kicker can be tough. When you do something great, it doesn’t always receive the praise that other players receive when they do something awesome. When you fail at your job, you get a ton of criticism, and sometimes, all you want is a hug. Take for instance UMass kicker Blake Lucas, who had a 22-yard chip shot today against Vanderbilt that, if he made it, would have tied...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Mason quickly putting his stamp on Vanderbilt program

HOOVER, Ala. -- It didn't take long for Vanderbilt football players to figure the difference between new coach Derek Mason and the previous coach, James Franklin. "I have heard a lot of times that Coach Franklin was considered a walking headline. He loves the cameras. He loves the media. He loves to be in the center of attention," Commodores sophomore defensive lineman Adam Butler...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt’s Adam Butler Sings George Strait’s ‘Amarillo By Morning’

Vanderbilt's Adam Butler sings George Strait's "Amarillo By Morning" while at SEC Media Days. Here's audio.
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Listen: Vanderbilt Defensive Lineman Adam Butler Sings George Strait On The Radio At SEC Media Days

Plenty of the questions at SEC Media Days are dry and football-specific, and are given very safe answers, as is expected. However, there are occasional moments during these four days when things get weird, and those moments are the best. We’ve already seen the reemergence of Alabama championship ring-hat guy, who has now made his way to two straight SEC Media Days. Now, we have...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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