Tony Butler

Tony Butler was a reserve defensive back who mostly contributed on special teams during his time as a Husker.

Nebraska’s offseason attrition continued Friday, when defensive back Tony Butler confirmed to The World-Herald he is entering the transfer portal.

Butler, who would have been a redshirt senior, played 27 games during his Husker career, mostly on special teams. Butler finished with three total tackles. He appeared in four games last season and traveled to every road game.

The defender arrived at Nebraska as a three-star prospect from Lakewood, Ohio, and top-100 cornerback in the 2016 class, according to the 247Sports composite. His departure follows announcements last week from offensive lineman John Raridon and linebacker Pernell Jefferson that they would not return.

The move leaves Nebraska with three senior scholarship defensive backs in Dicaprio Bootle, Deontai Williams and Marquel Dismuke and one junior in Cam Taylor-Britt.

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