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Thunder’s Josh Butler Earns Athlete of the Week Honors

Josh Butler

Josh Butler

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Football cornerback Josh Butler was named Defensive Athlete of the Week in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Eastern Division for games played on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Butler led the Thunder defense in holding Vermilion Community College to one offensive touchdown in the Thunder’s 42-14 victory last Saturday. Butler sparked the Thunder’s momentum in the middle of the first quarter when he intercepted a Vermilion pass in the Thunder end zone and returned the ball 102 yards for a Thunder touchdown and a 14-0 lead. Butler had a second interception later in the game plus four tackles.

In the Thunder’s first three games of the 2019 season, Butler has 13 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble, and 110 return yards. Butler is in his first year with the Thunder and is a graduate of Roseville High School in Roseville, MI.

The Thunder Football team is currently 2-1 on the season. The Thunder host undefeated and current MCAC Eastern Division leader Itasca Community College this weekend in a game set for 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, at Egerdahl Field in Proctor, MN.

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The football conference includes 11 teams which are divided geographically into Eastern and Western Divisions.

Adidas, the United States Marine Corps, and Nicklasson Athletic Company sponsor the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Athlete-of-the-Week awards, and proudly honor student-athletes for their individual performances each week on behalf of their teams. More information about the conference is available from the league’s website located at http://www.mcacsports.org.