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The name on the back of his uniform reads Strong-Butler, "Strong" showing respect to the surname of his current stepfather.Strong-Butler however, may easily be mistaken for the physical build of one of the conference's most athletic defensive linemen.

A high school wide receiver and safety later turned college defensive end, Victor Butler came to Oregon State recruited solely for his 'athleticism,' known for making big time plays on either side of the ball.

A student of the game with a work ethic that most coaches could only dream of, Butler was chosen by his teammates as the 2007 Most Improved Player, which also lead to his 2008 nomination for Team Captain.

"On the field he is an animated character, and one of those guys you have to have on the team. He's that guy," junior linebacker Bryant Cornell said. "Everyone looks to him as a leader and that's why we picked him as a team captain. As intense as you have to be on the field you also have to have some light-hearted guys off the field, and he is also that guy."

By Matt Wilhelmsen / Daily Barometer

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