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Jim “Cannonball” Butler

  • Birth 4 May 1943 Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida, USA
  • Death 17 Feb 2014 Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 125321944

Professional Football Player. For eight seasons (1965 to 1972), he played at the running back position in the National Football League with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons and St. Louis Cardinals. After attending Carver High School in Florida, he played collegiate football at Edward Waters College (Florida). Selected by Pittsburgh during the 14th round of the 1965 NFL Draft, Butler totaled 97 regular season games. In 1969, he produced a career-high 655 rushing yards with 3 touchdowns and earned Pro-Bowl honors. After retiring from football, he worked for a school system and served as a coach for his former high school football team. He died of complications from dementia.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 18 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125321944
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jim “Cannonball” Butler (4 May 1943–17 Feb 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125321944, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Unknown.