Class of 2018
Kevin Butler

Kevin Butler is an NFL Super Bowl Champion, father, business executive, coach, and philanthropist. As the placekicker for the 1985 Super Bowl Champions, the Chicago Bears, the All-American, All-SEC placekicker for the University of Georgia Bulldogs, a College Football Hall of Famer, and a successful executive and business leader in multiple industries, Kevin Butler has established himself both on and off the field. During 11 seasons with the Chicago Bears, Butler became the all-time leading scorer and held that record until 2015; he also held the NFL rookie scoring record in 1985 with 144 points during that season until 2014. Butler is the only placekicker inducted as a member of the College Hall of Fame, and in the fall of 2018, as a member of the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame. As a special teams coach, Butler coached the University of Georgia Placekickers and Punters and assisted in leading the Georgia Bulldogs to an SEC Championship title, and to compete for the 2017 National Championship. Never leaving the field too far behind, Butler entertains the Bulldog Nation as the pre- and post-game radio show host on ESPN network’s University of Georgia football program and is a commentator and analyst for UGA and Chicago Bears’ football. Butler has also been a familiar figure on the UGA practice field since the 2016 season, working as an assistant coach to special teams. Butler spends most of his free time serving Atlanta-based charities: the Debra Foundation, which raises awareness for those suffering with epidermolysis bullosa, and the Lighthouse Foundation, which is committed to providing access to low-cost vision and hearing services for underinsured Georgians. With a passion for golf, Butler plays the celebrity and charity golf tour: The Robbie Gould Celebrity Golf Invitational, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge, Champions Tour Children’s Hospital Celebrity Challenge, Jimmy Rane Foundation, The Murray Brothers Charity Tournaments, and the Morten Anderson Family Foundation. Butler resides in Duluth, GA, with his wife, Cathy. They have been married for 32 years and have three children together, Katie Scarlett, Drew (Former UGA and NFL Punter), and Kylie Savannah.

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