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#22 Je Ryan Butler
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tempe, Ariz.
High School: Marcos De Niza H.S.
Major: Psychology
Experience: 2 Letters
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Je Ryan has played key roles both defensively and on special teams for the Jackrabbits’ three consecutive playoff teams ...  earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics each of his three seasons in the Jackrabbit program

2014
Played in all 14 games, starting 13 ... tied for second on team with two interceptions ... ranked third on squad with eight pass breakups ... registered three tackles, including one for loss, and added pass breakup in road win at Southern Utah ... tallied three tackles in a game five times ... recorded first interception of season in Beef Bowl victory over Wisconsin-Oshkosh ... intercepted a pass in the end zone and broke up two other passes in regular season finale versus South Dakota ... credited with season-high five tackles, including one for loss in Football Championship Subdivision playoff victory at Montana State ... matched career long with 80-yard punt return to set up touchdown in playoff game at North Dakota State ... averaged 13.2 yards on 27 punt returns and 18.1 yards on seven kickoff returns

2013
Earned honorable mention all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors as a punt returner ... shared team lead with four interceptions ... played in all 14 games, including five starts ... returned interception 39 yards for touchdown in season opener against Butler (Ind.) ... tallied season-high six tackles in back-to-back victories against North Dakota and Southeastern Louisiana ... credited with three tackles and broke up two passes versus top-ranked North Dakota State ... intercepted pass and registered two tackles in win at Western Illinois ... took over punt return duties midway through season and averaged 11.8 yards per return ... named squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week after returning punt 80 yards for touchdown in double-overtime win over Northern Iowa ... returned three punts for total of 60 yards in road win at South Dakota ... shared team’s Defensive Player of the Week award in Football Championship Subdivision playoff victory at Northern Arizona after intercepting two passes ... also returned five punts for 90 yards, including 37-yarder, in successful return to home state

2012
Played in all 13 games, starting seven ... of his 35 tackles during the season, 28 were solo stops ... made four tackles in first career start, versus UC Davis ... also notched four tackles in win over Western Illinois ... named team’s Defensive Player of the Week after recording first career interception in regular season matchup at North Dakota State ... registered career-high eight tackles, two of which were for loss, and added interception and pass breakup in home win over South Dakota ... totaled nine tackles in starting both FCS playoff games

2011
Redshirted ... honored as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week prior to finale against Western Illinois

BEFORE SDSU
Earned all-state recognition at two positions under the direction of coach Ray Lopez, receiving first-team accolades as a return specialist and second-team honors as a defensive back at Marcos De Niza High School ... statistics during his senior season included 10 interceptions and seven touchdowns ... also ran on the state championship 4x100-meter relay team in 2009