Getting to Know Carson Butler
Carson Butler
Defensive End

Senior/junior Carson Butler is the most prominent Wolverine to switch positions midseason, moving from tight end to defensive end midway through the year. Carson racked up 41 catches to 429 yards and three touchdowns in his three seasons at tight end but a deep crop of tight ends on the squad necessitated a move to defense. Butler got his first taste of defense at Purdue, recording a pair of solo tackles at defensive end. The 6-5 Detroit native looks to make an impact wherever he can and help the Wolverines end the 2008 season on a high note.

Full name: Carson Butler
I can't live without: My mom
After my football career, I hope to: make a lot of money
Person who had the biggest influence on my life: mom
Most impressive person I've ever met or know: mom
The most famous person I've met is: Russell Crowe
Person in history I'd most like to meet: Martin Luther King Jr.
Best advice I ever received was: "Go hard for something or go home to nothing."
My advice to young kids: stay in school
When I was growing up, I never thought I would: play college football, especially at Michigan
Hobbies and leisure activities: play PlayStation 3 (until it broke)
When I have free time I like to: chill, laugh, play basketball
Pre-game ritual: listen to iPod
If I was to play another sport, it would be: basketball
When I want to get away from football I: rest
When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Randy Moss
The greatest football game I ever played in was (explain): Michigan vs Florida. No one gave us a chance, but in reality Florida never had a chance.


Food: my aunt's homemade mac & cheese
Breakfast cereal: Frosted Flakes
Late night snack: cereal
Place to eat out: Red Robin
TV Channel: ESPN
TV show: Martin / Jamie Fox
Musician or music group: Lil Webbie / Boosie / T.I. / Jeezy
Movie: Team America
Actor: Denzel Washington
Actress: Halle Berry
Sports hero: Michael Jordan
Superhero: Blank Man
Cartoon character: Peter Griffin
Video game: NBA Live '96
Pet: dogs
Car: Lamborghini
Class at U-M: Statistics
Professor: Ronald Woods

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