Adam Oneal Butler was born on April 12, 1994, heAdam Butler is an American football defensive end who is a free agent. He played college football at Vanderbilt.
Butler, a descendant of the children’s rights campaigner Edna Gladney, attended Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. He was a two-time captain of the Duncanville Panthers football team, earning MVP honors his senior season.
Butler attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After redshirting his freshman year, Butler became a prominent member of the Vanderbilt Commodores defense. Butler played four seasons for Vanderbilt, accumulating 113 total tackles, 10 sacks, two blocked PATs, and one defensive touchdown.
Butler signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017. After impressing in the Patriots’ training camp and preseason that summer, he earned a spot on the Patriots’ 53-man roster.
He was active for the Patriots’ regular season home opener, seeing 21 snaps and recording a tackle in a 42–27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots made it to Super Bowl LII, but came up short to the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 41–33 with Butler recording 1 tackle.
The Patriots made it back to the Super Bowl during the 2018 season where they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13–3 in Super Bowl LIII. In week 2 of the 2019 season against the Miami Dolphins, Butler recorded 2 sacks as the Patriots won 43–0.
In week 8 against the Cleveland Browns, Butler recorded a team-high 2 sacks on Baker Mayfield in the 27–13 win. Butler re-signed to a one-year restricted free agent contract with the Patriots on April 17, 2020.
On March 18, 2021, Butler signed a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. On August 2, 2022, Butler was released because of a failed physical.
There are no details about whether he has children or not. He may or may not have children. There are also no rumors about his children.