Future Studs

Iowa State's Hakeem Butler continues his war on defensive backs with a GROWN MAN TD against Kansas

November 3, 2018

If you haven't seen any of Hakeem Butler's highlights yet, you're missing out. The redshirt junior wide receiver from Iowa State has been a big-play machine this season, most notably against Oklahoma, who he hauled in five catches for 174 yards and two TDs against back in mid-September. Following the performance, thedraftnetwork.com's Ben Solak wrote an article titled "Hakeem Butler and the art of big boy YAC (yards after catch)," because of plays like this against the Sooners:

Butler's play was the reason the Cyclones were able to compete in the game, one they would end up losing 37-27. Since then Iowa State has gone 4-1, with Butler catching 20 balls for 418 yards and four TDs along the way. On Saturday against Kansas, Butler added to his highlight reel with a 51-yard TD catch that should have NFL scouts salivating:

The man lives to embarrass defensive backs. He practically brought that guy with him along for the ride, then did the baby rock for a celebration, channeling his inner Russell Westbrook. And oh by the way, this GROWN MAN TD came after Butler's first TD of the game, which was a casual, ho hum 83 yarder. We'd say two catches, two TDs for 134 yards is a decent first half. It remains to be seen whether Butler will be playing on Sundays in the next few years, but he's putting together quite the highlight package for himself.

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