Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Defensive Back Butler Retires as Player, Becomes Tiger-Cats Assistant Coach

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Defensive Back Butler Retires as Player, Becomes Tiger-Cats Assistant Coach

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Butler retires as player, becomes coach

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HAMILTON - Defensive back Craig Butler retired as a player from the Canadian Football League on Saturday and joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats staff as an assistant coach.

The six-foot-one, 201-pound native of London, Ont., was named a CFL All-Star in 2015 after registering 43 defensive tackles, four sacks and one interception in 14 games for the Tiger-Cats. He also earned his third of three Divisional All-Star selections that season, with the other two coming in 2011 and 2014.

"Craig has been, and will continue to be, a valuable member of our organization," said Kent Austin, vice-president of football operations for the Tiger-Cats. "We would like to thank him for everything he gave as a player both on and off the field these last four seasons, and congratulate him on a decorated career as a player in the CFL. …

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