CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Jack Butler didn’t play football in high school. He picked up the game in college at St. Bonaventure and entered the NFL as an undrafted player in 1951, just another guy filling out the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster.
He’s not just another player anymore. Butler was the second of six players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Running back Curtis Martin and linemen Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy and Willie Roaf joined him.
Butler was a force at cornerback during his nine-year career in the 1950s, finishing his career as the second-leading interceptor at that time. His career was ended by a leg injury.
He was presented for induction by his son, John.