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2022 (Redshirt Freshman)
Jimari Butler played in every game in 2022, seeing action on both defense and special teams and totaling nine tackles, 1.5 tackle for loss and one pass breakup. He recorded his first career tackle with a 1-yard TFL against Oklahoma. Butler had another tackle and his first pass breakup against Indiana. He had a single tackle against both Rutgers and Purdue. Butler posted his first career multi-tackle game with two stops against No. 17 Illinois, including a half tackle for loss. He recorded two tackles at No. 3 Michigan. Butler ended his season with one tackle at Iowa.
Butler played in two games in 2021, earning playing time on defense against Fordham and Buffalo.
2020 (Covid Season)
Butler did not play in a game in his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Murphy HS)
Butler is one of two Alabama natives in Nebraska’s freshman class. Butler chose the Huskers after receiving several Power Five scholarship offers despite playing only one season of high school football.
Butler played only his senior season at Murphy High School, but he made a big impact in his lone year on the football team. In 10 regular-season games, Butler totaled 60 tackles with 22 TFLs, 14.5 sacks and 21 quarterback hurries. He added four more sacks in the state playoffs. Before his breakout senior season, Butler had not played football since seventh grade, instead focusing on basketball.
Butler was ranked among the top 35 weakside defensive ends by Rivals. He chose NU over Kansas, TCU and Tennessee, among others.
Jimari was born on June 23, 2002, and is the son of Santosha Huff. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice.
Honors & Awards