The annual Territorial Cup -- the nation's oldest rivalry trophy game -- pits Arizona (7-4, 4-4 Pac-12) against Arizona State (6-5, 4-4 Pac-12) on Friday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. MST. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Arizona vs. Arizona State (AP - 11/19/11) Photo Gallery
2012: Played in 12 games as a reserve running back and on special teams ... Had two carries for 14 yards ... Delivered one of the biggest plays of the Utah game early in the fourth quarter to swing the momentum firmly in the Wildcats' favor ... With the score tied at 24-24, the Utes tried a fake punt on fourth-and-six from their own 39-yard line ... Butler tracked down the ball carrier from behind to make his first and only tackle of the season, thwarting the Utes' attempt to regain momentum.
2011: Played in nine games on special teams and as a reserve running back ... Had six carries for 29 yards against UCLA.
2010: Played in one game at running back ... Had three carries for 14 yards against The Citadel.
2009: Redshirted his true freshman year.
High School: Comes from a hugely successful prep program ... Starred for a 12-2 Spartans club, rated the top squad in the Bay Area, for head coach Bob Ladouceur, playing in the CIF Division I State title game ... Contra Costa Times All-East Bay League ... Bay Area News Group-East Bay All-Area Second-Team honors ... PrepStar All-West ... Rushed for 1,286 yards and 15 TDs on 157 carries ... Season-high 196 yards on nine carries in North Coast Section title game, Concord's 17th-consecutive NCS Championship ... 13-0 for 2007 CIF Division I State Championships - NCS Class 4A Champion Spartans ... Beat Centennial Corona for title ... 14 carries for 78 yards and two catches in the showdown ... 116 carries for 887 yards and 17 TDs, plus 10 catches for 290 and four TDs as junior ... In four playoff games, he rushed for 341 yards and seven touchdowns ... All-BVAL League Second-Team honors ... Strong showing in NorCal Nike camp in May 2008.
Personal: Son of Yolanda and Anthony Butler ... Majoring in social behavior and human understanding.