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, becoming the first defensive back in NFL history to eclipse 20 interceptions and 20 sacks.
“I just believe in the process,” Butler told NFL Network on Tuesday
evening after the announcement. “I understand there’s a lot of guys who
would love to get in the Hall of Fame. I’m a very patient person and
what else do I have to do? I’m retired, so I’m not going to rush the
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, Edgar Bennett, and Hall of Fame general manager Ron Wolf often have spoken about Butler possessing the necessary credentials.
The Packers currently have only three individuals from their Super
Bowl XXXI championship team in the Hall of Fame Wolf, Brett Favre and
Reggie White .
The next step in the selection process comes in January when the
semifinalists are trimmed to 15 modern era finalists. That list
increases to 18 finalists with the inclusion of the recommended nominees
of the Hall of Fame’s contributors and seniors committees.
Butler is the only offensive or defensive player from the 1990s All Decade Team that has yet to be a finalist.
“Kids used to pick on me going to school and I used to wear hand me
downs, but I ignored all negative things,” Butler said. “I said I want
to play in the NFL and get my mom out of the projects. To get to that
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and make it playing for the Green Bay Packers was fantastic. To be a
semifinalist, I represent for all the kids who were too small or are
African American in the projects and people said you can’t do anything. I
represent those people.”
Legendary Packers guard Jerry Kramer is one of this year’s two senior committee nominees.