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Evan Butts

235 lbs.
Springfield, Pa.
Episcopal Academy
High School
Evan Butts - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

– All-ACC honorable mention. 2014– Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

– Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games with seven starts … started in the season opener against Richmond and made two catches for 10 yards … made four catches for 26 yards against Ohio in Nashville … made two catches for 24 yards against Louisville in the ACC opener … made one catch for nine yards against No. 16 Miami … with 3:04 left in the game he recovered Miami’s onside kick and returned it 30 yards … caught two passes for 20 yards and one touchdown at Duke … his 16-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter iced the game for the Cavaliers … caught one pass for 16 yards and touchdown against North Carolina … his fourth-quarter touchdown sealed the UVA victory against the Tar Heels … made one catch against Pitt … caught two passes for 21 yards at Georgia Tech … made one catch for 12 yards against South Carolina in the Belk Bowl. 2017 – Appeared in all 13 of UVA’s games with three starts … made two catches for nine yards in season-opening win against William & Mary … caught a career-high six passes for 54 yards against Indiana … recorded four catches for 43 yards in road win at Boise State … made one catch for five yards in home win against Duke … caught three passes for 33 yards and one score at North Carolina … made three catches for 22 yards against Boston College … caught four passes for 31 yards at Pitt … caught two passes for 29 yards at Louisville … made two catches for 21 yards at No. 2 Miami … made three catches for nine yards against Virginia Tech … made two catches for 10 yards against Navy in the Military Bowl. 2016 – Appeared in eight of UVA’s 12 games … missed the season’s final four games after suffering a lower-extremity injury … made one catch for eight yards against Richmond in the season opener … made two catches for 13 yards at then-No. 24 Oregon … made one catch for seven yards against Duke … caught his first touchdown pass of the season on a trick play against then-No. 22 North Carolina … on a 29-yard field goal setup, seven Cavaliers flushed left with Butts as the snapper who hiked the ball to Matt Johns on the left boundary and slipped into the end zone to record the 11-yard scoring strike … caught one pass for four yards against then-No. 5 Louisville … missed the Wake Forest and Miami games with an injury. 2015 – Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games with five starts … made collegiate debut at No. 13 UCLA and recorded two catches for 42 yards … caught first career touchdown on a two-yard pass from Matt Johns against No. 9 Notre Dame … caught four passes for 48 yards against Georgia Tech … recorded two receptions for 29 yards at Miami, both of which went for first downs … caught one pass for a two-yard touchdown at Louisville, the first of four touchdown passes Matt Johns threw against the Cardinals … caught one pass for 15 yards and a touchdown against Duke … his touchdown reception against the Blue Devils came on a throw from Olamide Zaccheaus via an option on a wide receiver pass … caught two passes for 25 yards against Virginia Tech. 2014 – Redshirted season.

Played tight end and defensive end at Episcopal Academy for head coach Todd Fairlie … also was the team long snapper … rated a three-star recruit according to,, and 247Sports … helped Episcopal to an 8-3 record and a third-place finish in the Inter-Academic League … broke an Episcopal Academy season record with 813 receiving yards in 2013 … averaged 19.36 yards per catch in 2013 … scored eight touchdowns in 2013 … was first-team All-Delco and All-Inter-Ac at tight end … also was an All-Inter-Ac defensive end first team honoree with 15 tackles for loss and seven sacks, forcing five fumbles … helped lead Episcopal Academy to its first outright Inter-Ac title since 1982 … also played varsity basketball at Episcopal Academy … early in high school career played baseball and grew up playing lacrosse … older brother Jake played one season of football at Division III Williams College … major is psychology.