"Butler was twice the conference leader as Northern Iowa's number one punter and made honorable mention All-Conference. His longest career punt was 78 yards. Mike averaged 40 yards on 10 punts against Drake University as a freshman regular. He wears contact lenses on the field.
Mike earned his Bachelor's in education and once worked for four months as a general rodeo hand. He was an industrial arts teacher, an assistant football coach and an assistant wrestling coach for the Denver, Iowa Community School at the time of his Bills tryout. Mike collects coins as a hobby.
His kicking idols are punter Jerrel Wilson and place kicker Jan Stenerud."
-Buffalo Bills 1974 Yearbook