The Daily Sauce — Feb. 11, 2022: FSU Legend Butler Inducted Into Pro Football Hall of Fame
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The Daily Sauce — Feb. 11, 2022: FSU Legend Butler Inducted Into Pro Football Hall of Fame

It’s Friday, Florida State fans.

As you make big plans for Super Bowl weekend, see what’s in The Daily Sauce.

Lead Story

After a legendary college and professional career, former Florida State defensive back LeRoy Butler has achieved football immortality.

On Thursday, Butler was named among eight new inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A native of Jacksonville, Butler was an All-American defensive back who played at FSU from 1986 to 1989.

As a senior in 1989, Butler was a Consensus All-American. That year, he led the Seminoles with seven interceptions. Throughout his FSU career, Butler tallied nine interceptions, nearly 200 tackles and two touchdowns.

Perhaps the most memorable play from Butler’s time at FSU however, didn’t come on defense, but on special teams. Butler was the player who ultimately ended up with the ball on the famous “puntrooskie” play at Clemson in 1988. Butler galloped 78 yards to the Clemson 1-yard-line to set up the winning field goal in a 24-21 victory for the Seminoles.

Following a stellar collegiate career, Butler spent 12 years in the NFL — all with the Green Bay Packers. Butler was a 4-time Pro Bowl selection and 4-time first-team All-Pro.

Butler will be enshrined on Aug. 6. The annual ceremony takes place at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

Between the Lines for Feb. 10, 2022

Women’s basketball: FSU 59, Duke 56

On the Agenda for Feb. 11, 2022

Softball vs. Mercer, 3 p.m. ET (JoAnne Graf Classic, ACC Network Extra)

Track and field at Tyson Invitational, 4:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network+)

Softball vs. Kennesaw State, 5:30 p.m. ET (JoAnne Graf Classic, ACC Network Extra)

Men’s tennis vs. UCF, 5:30 p.m. ET

Track and field at David Hemery Valentine Invite, 8:10 p.m. ET

Rolling News and Notes

In addition to numerous streams, FSU baseball will be on television nine times in 2022.

FSU women’s hoops’ Morgan Jones is among 10 finalists in her sport for the Senior CLASS Award.

FSU football player jerseys will be available for purchase this coming season.

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Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is the lead writer for Double Fries No Slaw and has more than 10 years of experience in online and print journalism. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 and has had his work featured at numerous prominent publications such as Fox Sports, the Associated Press, Athlon Sports, Yahoo Sports and Sports Illustrated among others. Prior to joining Double Fries No Slaw, Mike was the founder and editor of The Daily Nole. He also serves as the managing editor for Fifth Quarter and is a contributor for Athlon Sports, Fish Stripes and Orlando Pinstriped Post. Mike and his wife Jennifer reside in Haines City, Fla. and have two daughters.