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Sugar Skulls Sign Veteran Defensive Lineman

January 3, 2020 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Tucson Sugar Skulls News Release

TUCSON, ARIZONA - The Tucson Sugar Skulls have signed defensive lineman BJ Butler, a four-year veteran of the Indoor Football League who spent the last three years with the Iowa Barnstormers.

Butler, 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, has 119 career tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss and 17 passes broken up. He intercepted three passes as a rookie with the Billings Wolves in 2016.

He had a pair of tackles and broke up a pass when Iowa defeated the Sugar Skulls, 61-58, in Tucson last season.

Butler played four years at the University of Louisville where he became a starter on the defensive line as a true freshman. He also played tight end and fullback for the Cardinals. He is from Kissimmee, Fla., and played quarterback at Osceola High School.

The current 2020 roster is below:

Name Pos Ht Wt College

Brandon Bailey DB 6'1 185 Savannah State

Ryan Balentine WR 6'1 180 Southern Mississippi

Linwood Banks DL 6'1 290 Grambling State

Adolphus Barnes OL 6'4 285 Eastern Illinois

Kordell Brewster OL 6'2 270 UL-Lafayette

BJ Butler DL 6'4 300 Louisville

Cory Butler DB/WR 5'9 180 Utah

Cam Gaddis DB 6'1 195 Pima Community College

Jajuan Harley DB 6'2 215 Middle Tennessee State

Jeremiah Harris WR 5'8 155 Webber International

Marquise Irvin WR 6'3 216 Mercer University

Randall Jackson-Clemons OL 6'4 301 Georgetown College

Mike Jones RB 5'11 210 Bethune-Cookman

Lawrence Keys OL 6'2 300 UNC-Pembroke

TreQuan King RB 5'11 190 Texas Tech

DJ Loving OL 6'3 306 Grand View University

Kyle Martin DB 5'9 190 Arkansas State

Tevin Madison DB 5'10 180 Texas Tech

Chris Martin DL 6'5 265 Florida

Johnny McCrary QB 6'4 210 Vanderbilt

Reggie McGee DL 6'1 240 Ball State

Warren Messer LB 5-11 227 Elon University

Robert Metz DL 6'4 240 Dixie State

Michael Minter Jr. DB 6,0 175 Middle Tennessee State

Daquan Neal QB 6'2 215 Elizabeth City State

Koree Reed WR 6'0 185 Hartwick College

Jeremy Schonbrunner OL 6'3 310 Temple University

Kent Shelby WR 6'2 210 McNeese State

Ryan Wood DB 6'1 200 Chadron State

Khalil Young DL 6'5 240 Mississippi Valley State

The Sugar Skulls will play seven regular-season home games at the Tucson Arena with the home opener on March 29 versus the Duke City Gladiators. The regular season will go through June 27. The IFL playoffs will begin in early July.

Season tickets for the 2020 season are currently on sale to the general public with reduced prices from the 2019 season in several sections of the arena. Season ticket information is on the Sugar Skulls website at Information also is available by calling the team office at (520) 573-3000. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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