Conference USA Football Championship - Houston 34, Southern Mississippi 20 (AP Photos/Dave Einsel)
Concluded spring drills as the backup to Jeff Akeroyd at left guard... Also can play other guard and center spots... one of the prized recruits from the Class of 2005... should be a fixture on the UH offensive line for years to come... moves extremely well and learns with every snap... 2006: Competed in nine games, including each of the last seven... member of offensive line that helped account for 33.0 points and over 440.0 yards of total offense per game... helped lead Cougars to No. 1 ranking in C-USA in scoring offense and total offense and No. 2 ranking in rush offense and pass offense... 2005: Redshirted as a true freshman... High School: A member of the Superprep Texas 99 list at Allen High School... listed as #87 on the Superprep list... a member of the Dallas Morning-News State Top 100 list... listed as #64 on the list... named Second-Team, All-State by TexasPrepExtra... was selected First-Team, All-State as a senior... also was a two-time, All-District First-Teamer... registered 139 pancake blocks as a senior and 119 as a junior... graded out 92% in 2003 and 94% in 2004... Personal: Full name is Jerrod Michael Butler... born March 26, 1987, in Dallas, Texas... son of Garland and Ingred Butler of Allen... enjoys video games in his spare time... also recruited by Colorado State, New Mexico State and SMU... majoring in business.