ODUSports.com takes a look at the sophomore class.
ODU starts spring football practice on Wednesday.
Kickoff at 6 p.m. at Armstrong Stadium in Hampton
Taylor Heinicke passed for a school record 492 yards.
Did Not Play. HIGH SCHOOL:
Played offensive guard at Hickory High School for Jupiter Wilson and Tim Sitterson...Two-time All-Tidewater and All-Southeastern District as a junior and senior in 2010 and 2011...Second Team All-Eastern District as a senior in 2011...Named First Team All-State by VA Preps and First Team All-757 by Recruit 757.com in 2011...As a junior in 2010 was named First Team All-757 Junior Offensive Line and Second Team Offensive Line by Recruit 757.com...Selected to Hickory's Ironhawk (combine) club in 2009, 2010, & 2011...Named Most Valuable Offensive Lineman at the National Underclassman Combine as a junior in 2010...Captained the Hawks as a senior in 2011 and selected as Hickory's Offensive Player of the Year...Named Hickory's Offensive Lineman of the Year as a junior and senior in 2010 and 2011...Also ran two seasons of track & field...
Born November 3, 1993...Son of David and Mary Butler...Undecided on a major.
OTHER SCHOOLS CONSIDERED: Ball State, Western Michigan, Liberty, James Madison, Richmond, William & Mary
"It's my hometown team. The school has great fan support, great game-day atmosphere, an awesome football program along with great coaches and players." - Troy Butler on choosing ODU