Butler Benton
Butler  Benton


Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Martin Luther King

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220




2006: Shared the team lead with four rushing scores... team's second-leading rusher with 497 yards... earned three starts... gained a season-high 68 yards, highlighted by a 37-yard TD run vs. Miami (Ohio)... carded 52 yards on nine carries including a a 40-yard dash at Virginia Tech...tallied 11 carries for 55 yards with a 27-yard TD run vs. USF...gained 59 yards in 10 carries and had a 43-yard scamper at Connecticut... made a 62-yard catch and run vs. Rutgers... caught two passes for 26 yards vs. Western Michigan in the International Bowl.

2005: : Gained a season-high 64 yards vs. Eastern Michigan...rushed eight times for 44 yards vs. Connecticut... carried the ball eight times for 42 yards vs. Louisville... carded a 27-yard scoring run vs. Connecticut... caught a six-yard touchdown pass vs. USF... averaged 10.9 yards on seven receptions.

2004: : Team's second-leading rusher... gained 453 yards in 100 carries and scored four touchdowns... rushed for a career-high 127 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown in the win over East Carolina... totaled 70 yards on five carries, including a 48-yard touchdown run, in the win over USF... gained 33 yards on seven tries vs. Marshall in the Fort Worth Bowl... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2004, Winter 2005, Spring 2005)... C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2004-05).

Martin Luther King High School: Three-time first team all-city selection for head coach James Reynolds...rushed for over 1,500 yards and 13 scores as a senior...led team to the city and district championships...carded 73 tackles and five interceptions as a defensive back...rushed for over 3,000 yards during his career...rated among the top 25 players in the state by the Detroit Free Press... National Honor Society member.

Butler Benton, III: Born Nov. 20, 1986...son of Butler and Daisy Benton.

Academic Major: Finance.

Single-Game Bests
Rushing Attempts: 25 vs. East Carolina (9/25/04)
Rushing Yards: 127 vs. East Carolina (9/25/04)
Long Rush: 48 vs. USF (11/20/04)
Rushing Touchdowns: 1 (nine times) last vs. USF (10/22/06)
Receptions: 2 (three times) last vs. Western Michigan (1/6/07)
Receiving Yards: 62 vs. Rutgers (11/18/06)
Receiving TDs: 1 vs. USF (11/19/05)
Long Reception: 62 vs. Rutgers (11/18/06)