December 1, 2011

Tradition

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Grizzly Football Tradition

No other program in the nation can compare
with the success and tradition of Butler in the past 16 seasons!


Over the years Butler Football has established a strong winning tradition.
The Grizzlies are the No. 1 team in the nation - in terms of wins, winning percentage,
national championships and final national rankings - since 1998.

The Grizzlies are the only program in the nation to be ranked in the top 10 in EACH of the last 16 seasons since 1998.

They are the ONLY program in NJCAA history to twice win back-to-back national championships (1998 & 1999, 2007 & 2008). Our players have transferred to the very best Division I programs in the nation, including LSU, Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Michigan, Oregon and others.

Look through the impressive details below and get a sense for the rich tradition of Butler football.


NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
1981, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2008


*Played in 11 National title games
1981, 1987, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
 
- #1 program in NJCAA since 2000
- Played for the National Title 9 out of the last 16 years
- Won National Titles 5 out of the last 14 years
- A top 16 finish nationally 26 times
- 26 Bowl Appearances - 11 straight bowl appearances from 1998 to 2008

- National champions in 1981, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2008 and a regular season #1 finish in 1985, 2004 and 2010

- 24 Conference Championships - including eight straight from 2001-2008
- Best overall record in the nation 268-83
- 146 Division 1 signees, half of which are from Kansas, over the past 11 years
- Numerous All-KJCCC performers
- An average of four All-Americans and 2 Academic All-Americans per year
- 6 athletes currently on NFL / CFL rosters

Bowl Game Appearances

* National Title Games
2013 - Graphic Edge Bowl - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2012 - Graphic Edge Bowl - Cedar Rapids, Iowa *
2011 - Citizens Bank Bowl - Pittsburg, KS
2010 - Citizens Bank Bowl - Pittsburg, KS *
2008 - Zion Top of The Mountain Bowl - Salt Lake City, Utah*
2007 - Zion Top of The Mountain Bowl - Salt Lake City, Utah*
2006 - Dalton Defenders Bowl - Coffeyville, KS
2005 - Zion Top of The Mountain Bowl - Salt Lake City, Utah
2004 - Dalton Defenders Bowl - Coffeyville, KS *
2003 - Dixie Rotary Bowl - St. George, UT   *
2002 - Dixie Rotary Bowl - St. George, UT
2001 - Sea Island Co. Golden Isles Bowl - Brunswick, GA  *
2000 - Canon Empire State Bowl - Long Island, NY
1999 - Dixie Rotary Bowl - St. George, UT  *
1998 - Real Dairy Bowl - Poeatello, ID  *
1996 - Valley of the Sun Bowl - Glendale, AZ
1993 - Mineral Water Bowl - Excelsior Springs, MO
1990 - East Bowl - Johnson City, TN
1989 - Royal Crown Cola Bowl - Cedar Falls, IA
1987 - Texas Jr. College Bowl - Tyler, TX  *
1986 - Dixie Rotary Bowl - St. George, UT
1985 - Valley of the Sun Bowl - Phoenix, AZ
1984 - Garland Shrine Bowl - Garland, TX
1983 - Roaring Ranger Bowl - Rangers, TX
1981 - Rodeo Bowl - Arkansas City, KS  *
1951 - Coffey Bowl - Coffeyville, KS

Conference Tradition

An unprecedented run of success in the Jayhawk Conference
- Conference champions 14 of the past 16 years
- 13 first-team All-Jayhawk performers in 2011 (twice as many as any other team in the conference)
- No. 1 in conference in wins, winning percentage, bowl wins, championships, national champions and poll rankings
- Winning record against all Jayhawk Conference opponents since 1980
- Regular season conference record since 1998 of 106-6 (95%)
- 2003, 2004 and 2010 Region VI Offensive Player of the Year
- 2001, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 & 2013 Region VI Defensive Player of the Year
- Troy Morrell has been named conference coach of the year five times

Recent Tradition

Since 1998

- Overall Record 169-20 (89%)
- Overall Conference Record 106-6 (95%)
- Conference Home Record 52-2 (96%)
- Conference Playoff Record 53-4 (93%)
- Record vs. Ranked Opponents 54-16 (77%)
- 5 National Championships 1998, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2008
- 9 National Championship Appearances 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
- 15 Bowl Appearances in the past 16 seasons