The top 100 FSU football players: No. 98— defensive back Bobby Butler

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The top 100 FSU football players: No. 98— defensive back Bobby Butler
The top 100 FSU football players: No. 98— defensive back Bobby Butler

In 1976, Bobby Bowden took over at the helm for Florida State football. Inheriting a team that had gone a combined 4-29 over the previous three seasons, Bowden authored a 5-6 campaign in '76. Over the next 33 years that he ran the FSU program, he never again had a losing season. And a big reason for the quick turnaround was another B.B.: Bobby Butler. A defensive back from Delray Beach, Florida, Butler was a four-year contributor for the Seminoles, playing in at least 9 games per season from 1977-1980. FSU improved immediately upon Butler's arrival, going 10-2 in '77 and finishing ranked in the AP Poll (14th) for the first time in program history. Butler helped the 'Noles shutout Cincinnati,

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