James Butler
James  Butler


Bloomingdale, Ill.

High School:
Saint Francis HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 200

Running Back



Butler Leads Nevada Over Buffalo, 24-21

Jackson's second TD run gave the Wolfpack (2-2) a 24-13 lead with 10:25 left in the fourth quarter.


Nevada Drops 44-27 Contest at Texas A&M

Wolfpack drops their second game of the season


Blue tops Silver in the spring game for the Wolf Pack football team.

Defense has the upper hand with specialized spring game scoring format.


Pack scrimmage highlighted by strong defense early, offensive surge late

Silver and Blue Spring Game set for April 25


Halfway through spring, Pack is making progress

Saturday's practice will be held at Douglas High School in Minden


Nevada 30, Fresno State 16

Photos from Nevada @ Fresno State on Nov. 5, 2015.


Nevada vs. Hawaii, 30-20

NCAA Football: Nevada squares off against Hawaii at MacKay Stadium.


Nevada vs. New Mexico

The Wolfpack welcomed the Lobos for a MWC matchup on Saturday night.


Nevada vs. Buffalo, 24-21

NCAA Football: Nevada squares off against Buffalo at Amon G. Carter Stadium.


Texas A&M 44, Nevada 27

Nevada falls 44-27 at Texas A&M.

2015: Forms a 1-2 punch at running back along with Don Jackson … Listed No. 2 on the depth chart but will see the field extensively after a big freshman season in 2014 … Named to Athlon Sports’ 2015 Preseason All-Mountain West third team. 

2014: One of three true freshman on the team to play in all 13 games in 2014 ... Ranked third on the team in rushing yards (635) ... Posted 140 carries, 635 yards and five touchdowns ... Averaged 4.5 yards per carry ... Ranked third in the Mountain West in rushing by a freshman and 16th overall ... Posted two 100-yard rushing efforts with 103 yards and a score against San Diego State and a season-high 116 yards in Nevada's rivalry win over UNLV ... Scored touchdowns in his first two collegiate games with one score against Southern Utah and another vs. Washington State ... Recorded his first career multi-touchdown game with two rushing TDs in the Pack's victory at BYU ... Earned a career-high 21 carries in victory at Hawai'i ... Also caught five passes for 13 yards on the season ... Helped Nevada's offense average over 200 yards on the ground per game and rank fifth in the MW in rushing offense ... 2014 Academic All-Mountain West.

High School
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 ... Is a pre-business major ... 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.

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