No other football program in the nation can compare with the success and tradition of Butler in the past 19 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 20 in EACH of the last 19 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!

* 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 nine out of the last 19 years
- Won National Titles five out of the last 19 years
- A top 20 finish nationally 29 times
- 27 Bowl Appearances - including 11 straight 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
- 25 Conference Championships - including eight straight from 2001-2008
- Best overall record in the nation since 1980 - 309-93-3 (76.7 winning percentage)
- 146 Division I signees, half of which are from Kansas, over the past 11 years
- Numerous All-KJCCC performers
- An average of four All-Americans and two Academic All-Americans per year
- Six athletes currently on NFL / CFL rosters

The Grizzlies have had an unprecedented run of success in the Jayhawk Conference!

- Conference champions 15 of the past 19 years
- 13 first-team All-Jayhawk performers in 2011 (twice as many as any other team in the conference)
- No. 1 in the 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 122-11 (91.7%)
- 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

- Overall record: 193-30 (86.5%)
- Overall Conference Record: 122-11 (91.7%)
- Conference Home Record: 58-7 (89.2%)
- Conference Playoff Record: 36-3 (92.3%)
- Record vs. Ranked Opponents: 58-20 (74.4%)
- 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 19 seasons

 

1981 • 1998 • 1999
2003 • 2007 • 2008


1942 • 1950 • 1952 • 1981
1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987
1989 • 1993 • 1998 • 1999
2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004
2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008
2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013
2015

 

1951 Coffey Bowl
1981 Rodeo Bowl
1983 Roaring Ranger Bowl
1984 Garland Shrine Bowl
1985 Valley of the Sun Bowl
1986 Dixie Rotary Bowl
1987 Texas Jr. College Bowl
1989 R.C. Cola Bowl
1990 East Bowl
1993 Mineral Water Bowl
1996 Valley of the Sun Bowl
1998 Real Dairy Bowl
1999 Dixie Rotary Bowl
2000 Canon Empire Bowl
2001 Golden Isles Bowl
2002 Dixie Rotary Bowl
2003 Dixie Rotary Bowl
2004 Dalton Defenders Bowl
2005 Zion Top of the Mountains Bowl
2006 Dalton Defenders Bowl
2007 Zion Top of the Mountains Bowl
2008 Zion Top of the Mountains Bowl
2010 Citizen's Bank Bowl
2011 Citizen's Bank Bowl
2012 Graphic Edge Bowl
2013 Graphic Edge Bowl
2016 Salt City Bowl