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Vincent Deon Butler (born January 4, 1986, in Fairfax, Virginia) is a professional American football player, playing wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. A former walk-on, defensive back for the Penn State Nittany Lions, Butler was a record-setting receiver for Coach Joe Paterno's Nittany Lions. Butler passed Bobby Engram to become Penn State's all-time receptions leader in November of his senior season against the Indiana Hoosiers. He was drafted by the Seahawks with the 27th pick of the 3rd round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Coming out of C. D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Virginia, Butler was offered scholarships to several smaller schools, but decided to follow his mother's advice of "shooting for the moon", and enrolled at Penn State without an athletic scholarship.

After redshirting as a freshman, Butler rose to the top of the depth chart alongside Derrick Williams to provide a solid deep threat for quarterbacks Michael Robinson and Anthony Morelli. During his freshmen season, Butler broke four school freshmen records: season receptions (37), receiving yards in a game (125, versus Wisconsin), season yards (691), and touchdown catches (9). Butler also holds the single game receiving yards record with 216 yards on 11 receptions against Northwestern on September 30, 2006. He finished 2007 with 47 receptions for 633 yards and 4 touchdowns. He had a season high 7 catches for 93 yards and a touchdown in Penn State's 38-7 blowout win over Wisconsin. So far, throughout the 2008 season Butler has caught 30 passes for 486 yards and 3 touchdowns, catching 8 of those for 105 yards against Michigan.

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