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17. Dave Butz

After two seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, the team traded Dave Butz was traded to the Washington Redskins in 1975, which would be the team where he spent 14 seasons.


Butz’s career blossomed in the capital city, where in his second season, he was anointed as their starting Left Defensive Tackle.  This was the role he kept until he left the game in 1988, and he was a big part of the Redskins two Super Bowl wins in the 1980s.  

From 1982 to 1984, Butz would net an Approximate Value of at least 10, and in 1983 he was both a Pro Bowl and First Team All-Pro. While Butz was only a Pro Bowl once, he was named to the 1980s All-Decade Team, reflecting his overall contributions to the Redskins and football alike. 

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Acquired: Traded from the St. Louis Cardinals before the 1975 Season.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1988 Season.
  • Games Played: 203
  • Notable Statistics:

    180 Games Started
    2 Interceptions
    29 Interception Return Yards
    6 Fumble Recoveries
    0 Fumble Recovery Yards
    59.0 Quarterback Sacks*
    104 Approximate Value

    15 Playoff Games
    1 Fumble Recovery
    0 Fumble Recovery Yards

    *Sacks were not a stat until the 1982 Season but were unofficially calculated by Pro Football Reference from 1960 to 1981.

  • Played For: Washington Redskins
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (XVII & XXII)
    First Team All-Pro (1983)
    Second Team All-Pro (1984)
    Pro Bowl (1983)

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