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Tennessee defensive lineman Matthew Butler accepted an invited to the NFL Combine, the super senior announced on Friday.
— Matthew Butler (@mattbutler_45) January 21, 2022
Butler either hasn’t received or hasn’t accepted an invite to next month’s Reese’s Senior Bowl like fellow teammates Theo Jackson, Alontae Taylor and Cade Mays. However, the Raleigh, North Carolina native is the first Vol to earn an invite to the NFL combine.
The interior defensive lineman played in 53 games collecting 152 tackles in his five years in Knoxville. Butler was a consistent contributor his last three years at Tennessee but like so many seniors had his best season during his final campaign.
Butler totaled 47 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and five sacks during the 2021 season, doubling his career tackle for losses and sacks.
The 6-foot-4, 295 pound lineman graded out as Tennessee’s third best defender according to Pro Football Focus. Perhaps the most impressive part of Butler’s final season was the number of snaps that the super senior played. Butler’s 664 snaps averaged out to just over 51 snaps per game. Tennessee only had one other defensive lineman play more than 400 snaps over the course of the season.
The multi-year starter heads to Indianapolis on March 1 for the 2022 NFL combine.