Jack Butler

Jack Butler

About Jack Butler

John 'Jack' Bradshaw Butler (born November 12, 1927) is a former American football cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. In 2012, he was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Butler grew up near Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Mt. Carmel College High School in Niagara Falls, Ontario. He didn't play football until enrolling at St. Bonaventure University where he was coached by Joe Bach, who would also coach the Pittsburgh Steelers from - and 1952-1953. Butler played both offensive end and defensive end in college. His good friend and neighbor, Frank Thomas of Pittsburgh Pirates and baseball fame, also attended Mt. Carmel and St. Bonaventure University with Butler. Both gave up the seminary to play professional sports. Butler was an undrafted free agent whom the Pittsburgh Steelers brought onto their roster in 1951 based on a recommendation that Art Rooney Sr.