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➤ 2016 ➤ Sophomore Season (at Abilene-Christian)
Awards: Selected preseason All-Southland Conference first team.
Season: Saw time in six games with two starts.
at Air Force (9/3): Had four solo tackles. Northern Colorado (9/10): Made five stops and recovered a fumble. at Houston Baptist (9/17): Registered two tackles. at Stephen F. Austin (9/24): Tallied on tackle and had pass breakup. Central Arkansas (10/1): Made one stop. Lamar (10/8): Had one tackle.
➤ 2015 ➤ True Freshman Season (at Abilene-Christian)
Awards: Selected Southland Conference Freshman of the Year…Named first-team All-Southland Conference…Tabbed Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 2, 2015) after collecting two interceptions, two pass breakups and three tackles against McNeese State…Finished sixth in the voting for FCS National Freshman of the Year.
Season: Led the team with six interceptions with 114 return yards…Had 40 tackles on the season to finish fifth on the team…Registered a team-best nine pass breakups…Appeared in 11 games, starting the final 10 games of the season.
Houston Baptist (9/19): Had three tackles…Grabbed two interceptions and had 56 return yards. Stephen F. Austin (9/26): Registered three solo tackles. at Central Arkansas (10/3): Accounted for two stops. at Lamar (10/10): Made three solo tackles…Pulled in one interception. Sam Houston State (10/17): Made six stops, including five solo. at Incarnate World (10/25): Had three tackles…Nabbed an interception. McNeese State (10/31): Recorded two interceptions with 61 return yards…Had three solo tackles and two pass breakups en route to winning Southland Defensive Player of the Week. at Northwestern State (11/7): Tallied a career-high nine tackles…Recovered a fumble and returned in 21 yards. SE Louisiana (11/14): Registered five tackles. at Northern Colorado (11/21): Had three stops.
➤ High School
A two-time letterwinner for head coach Tony Sanchez at the Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada…Also played one season at Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland…Was a two-time Nevada State Champion and 2014 USA Today National Champion with Bishop Gorman…Guided the Gaels to the Nevada State Championship and a National Championship in 2014 with a perfect 15-0 record…Helped Bishop Gorman to a 13-2 record and a Nevada State Championship in 2013…Selected first-team All-City by the Las Vegas Sun as a senior…Earned All-District honors as a junior and a senior…Had three interceptions, 11 pass breakups and 31 tackles as a senior…Recorded four interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 36 tackles as a junior…Rated a three-star prospect ESPN and Rivals and a two-star recruit by Scout…Rated as the 11th-ranked player in Nevada by ESPN …Ranked No. 7 in the state of Nevada by Rivals…Ran track for four years in high school…Set the 100-meter record at Bishop Gorman as a sophomore (10.85)…Set the Churchill 100-meter record (10.65)…Named team MVP at Churchill High School.
Full name is Jabari Jamaal Joseph Butler…Son of Yvette and Duane Butler…Has one brother, Khari, and one sister, Aliyah…Father played football and ran track and field at Long Beach State University…Hobbies include watching movies, reading, traveling and playing video games…Born April 12, 1997.