Interview with a small school hero: Emmanuel Butler, WR, Northern Arizona University
When you talk about small schoolers with talent, look now further than Emmanuel Butler. Do you remember when Anquan Boldin came out of college? He was a big wide out with great size and abilities. Well Emmanuel Butler is the same type of player.
Butler is breaking records at NAU, and one NFL team is going to be blessed. Pay attention folks, Emmanuel Butler is the next big thing at the wide receiver position.
What is your main goal going into your final season?
My main goal going into this final season is to win a championship and prove that I am undoubtedly the best college WR in the country.
As a small schooler, how are you planning to separate yourself from the other big school players?
I plan to separate myself by what I do on Saturday. The film will speak for itself.
Who is the toughest player on the opposite side of the ball you have to face in practice?
We have a lot of great players on our defense, I believe that the toughest player I have to go against is Wes Sutton, number 28 and he plays safety for NAU. Stay tuned because this will be a breakout year for him.
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
The most underrated player on our team is Elijah Marks. He is the WR on the other side of me and he is very explosive and makes a lot of great plays.
What’s your best memory of college so far?
My best memory of college so far has been playing football. There is nothing like going out on Saturday and competing!
What is the most memorable play so far in your career?
My most memorable play in my career is playing my first game in the Skydome. I was a true freshman and had two touchdowns.
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
The coolest thing I have ever did off the field for someone else was offer my help and knowledge about life. There’s a lot of people who I have encountered that have not been as fortunate as others and when I am able to offer support or help in any way it’s truly a blessing.
Why did you pick your current number?
I picked my number 8 because if you turn it to the side it is an infinity sign, and football is something I want to be doing forever.
If an NFL GM was reading this (Which they do), how would you sell yourself in a couple sentences?
I am the best WR in the country, I have the best ball skills in the country, and I am a competitor. No matter what you want me to do, whether it’s catch a ball, block a punt, or even kick the ball I am going to do it at a high level.