2014: Joined the Wolf Pack as a true freshman.
From Saint Francis High School in Wheaton, Ill. ... Was a first-team all-state selection in 2013 after rushing for 1,185 yards and 19 touchdowns on 138 carries ...Also earned all-area and all-conference honors in addition to being named the conference MVP ... Also attended Bartlett (Ill.) High School, where he rushed for 933 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2011 ... Earned a total of three letters in football and also lettered in lacrosse and track and field.
Born James Jheremy Butler on Feb. 19, 1995 ... Son of Cornelia Williamd and James Butler ... Plans to major in business or communications ... Along with two friends, start a summer sports camp, "JRJ Sports Camp" to help underprivileged children ... Also recruited by Purdue, Temple, Indiana and Eastern Illinois.