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Malcom Butler, a cornerback with the Tennessee Titans, will be honored in the Gulf South Conference Hall of Fame.

He is one of the six people who make up the 2020 Class. Since the GSC Hall of Fame was established in 2014, this will be the seventh class to be inducted.

Butler spent two seasons (2012–2013) at West Alabama, the second of which saw him earn Division II All-American status. He had 93 tackles in his career and seven passes were intercepted, including three in one game in 2012.

He was named to the All-GSC team both seasons. Thirteen NCAA Division II-affiliated colleges are now members of the Gulf South Conference, which was established in 1970.

“With a long and storied history that includes 53 National Championships, the GSC and its member institutions are proud of the Hall of Fame introduced in June 2014 that recognize individuals who played a key role in developing the conference’s reputation and legacy,” commissioner Matt Wilson said in a release. “The Class of 2020 almost perfectly represents that history with achievements spanning every decade of our history.”

Butler joined the NFL in 2014 with New England as an undrafted free agent. In 25 games since joining the Titans as a free agency in 2018, he has five pass interceptions. He only participated in seven games in 2019 before suffering a wrist injury and being put on injured reserve.

He is one of just two West Alabaman athletes who have ever played in a Pro Bowl (Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill is the other). While playing with New England, Butler was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2015 and 2016.

He announced Thursday that he will make significant contributions to help with the response to COVID-19 in Nashville and his hometown of Vicksburg, Miss.

“It is kind of scary what is happening now,” Butler told the Titans website. “I just took it upon myself to try and contribute the best way that I can and I feel like it is my responsibility to do that in my hometown, and wherever I play football at. I want to support the two states that support me.”

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