The Canadian Press
HAMILTON – Defensive back Craig Butler retired as a player from the Canadian Football League on Saturday and joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats staff as an assistant coach.
The six-foot-one, 201-pound native of London, Ont., was named a CFL All-Star in 2015 after registering 43 defensive tackles, four sacks and one interception in 14 games for the Tiger-Cats.
He also earned his third of three Divisional All-Star selections that season, with the other two coming in 2011 and 2014.
Butler missed the entire 2016 CFL season due to injury and appeared in just two games this season for the Tiger-Cats.
Selected by the Saskatchewan Roughriders out of Western University in the second round, 12th overall, in the 2011 CFL Draft, Butler split his seven-year career with the Roughriders (2011-13) and Tiger-Cats (2014-17).
He played in 87 career regular season CFL games, making 214 defensive tackles, 42 special teams tackles, eight quarterback sacks, 13 interceptions and three forced fumbles.