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Life in the NFL's Fast Lane
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The athletic defensive lineman was selected in the 1st round of the NFL draft by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973, and was subsequently acquired by the Washington Redskins in 1975.

From that day until the end of the following decade, Butz grew into a resilient and feared defensive force for the Redskins. He collected three Super Bowl rings and played in a third title game from 1982-1987, and retired from professional football in 1989 as one of the most revered players in the history of the franchise. In 2002, a blue-ribbon panel of judges selected Butz as one of the 70 Greatest Redskins of all time. Also voted to the 40 Greatest Redskins of all time.

At times, Butz seemed like a giant playing amongst ants. He stood an imposing 6' 6" with a playing weight of 315 pounds - large by even today's physical standards. His shoe size was 12.5, 7E and his Super Bowl rings checked in at an enormous size 17. The defensive lineman's helmet size was 7-7/8 or, as Butz once put it, "I can wear anything that will fit over the open end of a bucket."

Butz's legacy with the Redskins - and his durability - resonate right up to the present day: Butz finished with a total of 203 games as a Redskin and the second-highest sack total in team history (62.5)." While playing in every preseason game (not counted) he still played 197 games straight as a Redskin.
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