DJ Butler – Week 2’s Athlete of the Week

Each week we honor a standout local high school athlete with the help of Emily Cochran and Fox 10.  This week we’re celebrating Davidson High School‘s senior running back, DJ Butler.

Butler had a standout performance on Friday as the Warriors took on Hillcrest-Evergreen in their brand new stadium for the first game. DJ ran for an incredible four touchdowns and added another score through the air, leading Davidson to a resounding 59-46 victory. His big night helped the Warriors get their season off to a perfect 1-0 start in their new home.

DJ was certainly thrilled with his performance but gave most of the credit to his teammates. “I feel like I just contributed to my team and try to just do my role the best I can,” Butler said modestly. Winning this award meant a lot to the talented running back. “It shows that we’ve been out here putting in the summer work and everything, you know, doing all we can.”

Davidson head coach Rick Cauley was full of praise for Butler. “You know, he got off to a really quick start. We got a turnover and scored a couple plays after that and it really never stopped,” Cauley noted.

Off the field, DJ is described as a great kid who’s really down to earth and very mature. He enjoys photography in his spare time and can often be found documenting other Davidson sporting events behind the lens of a camera.

“DJ’s a wonderful young man, fantastic athlete,” Attorney David Green said of the Coastal Carolina commit, “Congratulations to DJ and the Warriors!”

Butler has clearly worked very hard to put himself in a position to succeed this season. With his talent and character, we expect big things from DJ as the season continues and his college career with the Chanticleers . On behalf of the lawyers and staff at Greene & Phillips, we’d like to congratulate DJ Butler on being named our Athlete of the Week!

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