Josh Butler | Michigan State University | DB
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Q: Tell us about your college (or pro) career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like. Why did you
choose Michigan State?
A: It felt more of a family type of environment, I did my research on the school and knew it was just right for me, I wanted to get out of Texas and experience something different. I loved it.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: Being able to even start at the college level and win games doing it at a power 5 school.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at (Michigan State )?
A: Learning life outside of football and how to newtork and accomplish more than just football.
Q: How was your career impacted due to the 2020 pandemic and what have you learned from the adversity?
A: Unfortunately unable to have a pro day and seemed like everyone in our class was just forgotten about. But have been motivated to keep going forward with staying in shape, not giving up, and have been able to move tonCalifornia and pursue acting and producing. Worked on a lot of commercials and made a background
appearance in the show All American Season 3.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: Media and Information, and to go into the entertainment industry being an actor and producer.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: Think they would say I’m fun to be around, and love to cook, laid back type of dude and trying to always have a smile on my face.
My ultimate achievement doesn’t exist. I don’t have an end goal to my achievements. Cause when I get there, then what? I want to be able to achieve anything and everything that I come across, and I don’t have a limit to what I am capable of doing.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: Every good play I’ve made in college, it was literally so exciting and the crowd was amazing. It was so loud and seeing myself on tv later that day and having family reach out to me was great to have that feeling.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: Battling depression when I was dealing with the loss of both my parents and trying to manage funerals and football and school all at the same time, I was injured for most of my junior year and parts of my senior year because of my PCL and had to deal with that as well, my life and my passion was being torn apart and I had to figure it out. And I did that by not giving up, taking better care of myself and body, eating better, having my dogs changed my perspective on life and motivated me to get up out of bed each day an hour and a half earlier than what I needed to be. I asked for help and not being afraid of people judging me for depression, was able to talk and relate to other people all over the world and my teammates were always checking on me and making sure I was healing or wanted to do extra work.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: I would compare myself, mindset wise to Kobe, the willpower to always keep going and striving for greatness.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My biggest strength is discipline and willingness to learn. A natural leader and a part of family both on and off the field. Fearless, and dependable. A guy who will push someone to become better each day.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or ”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I became an ambassador for cancer and have been able to raise toys for children with cancer for Christmas. We donate back to non profit organizations for dog shelters.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2021 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: I am consistently working out and staying in shape. My goal is to increase my 40 to a 4.35 and get better in the bench test especially considering that gyms have been closed since the pandemic.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: My ultimate achievement doesn’t exist. I don’t have an end goal to my achievements. Cause when I get there, then what? I want to be able to achieve anything and everything that I come across, and I don’t have a limit to what I am capable of doing.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: I enjoy taking my dogs to the park and relaxing.
Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?
A: My positive impact on society would be to inspire people to be the best version of themselves and take care of their mental health, help others out in life and simply be kind to people. Help raise awareness for illnesses and donate to those in need.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: Myself, I have grown enough to be able to inspire myself to do more in life.
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: That I have multiple talents, playing instruments and music talent.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: To be a actor and producer