TUCSON, ARIZONA – The Tucson Sugar Skulls have signed defensive lineman BJ Butler, a four-year veteran of the Indoor Football League who spent the last three years with the Iowa Barnstormers.

Butler, 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, has 119 career tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss and 17 passes broken up. He intercepted three passes as a rookie with the Billings Wolves in 2016.

He had a pair of tackles and broke up a pass when Iowa defeated the Sugar Skulls, 61-58, in Tucson last season.

Butler played four years at the University of Louisville where he became a starter on the defensive line as a true freshman. He also played tight end and fullback for the Cardinals. He is from Kissimmee, Fla., and played quarterback at Osceola High School.

The current roster is below:

Name Pos Ht Wt College
Brandon Bailey DB 6’1 185 Savannah State
Ryan Balentine WR 6'1 180 Southern Mississippi
Linwood Banks DL 6’1 290 Grambling State
Adolphus Barnes OL 6'4 285 Eastern Illinois
Kordell Brewster OL 6'2 270 UL-Lafayette
BJ Butler DL 6’4 300 Louisville
Cory Butler DB/WR 5'9 180 Utah
Cam Gaddis DB 6'1 195 Pima Community College
Jajuan Harley DB 6'2 215 Middle Tennessee State
Jeremiah Harris WR 5'8 155 Webber International
Marquise Irvin WR 6’3 216 Mercer University
Randall Jackson-Clemons OL 6’4 301 Georgetown College
Mike Jones RB 5'11 210 Bethune-Cookman
Lawrence Keys OL 6'2 300 UNC-Pembroke
TreQuan King RB 5'11 190 Texas Tech
DJ Loving OL 6’3 306 Grand View University
Kyle Martin DB 5’9 190 Arkansas State
Tevin Madison DB 5’10 180 Texas Tech
Chris Martin DL 6’5 265 Florida
Johnny McCrary QB 6'4 210 Vanderbilt
Reggie McGee DL 6’1 240 Ball State
Warren Messer LB 5'11 227 Elon University
Robert Metz DL 6'4 240 Dixie State
Michael Minter Jr. DB 6,0 175 Middle Tennessee State
Daquan Neal QB 6'2 215 Elizabeth City State
Koree Reed WR 6'0 185 Hartwick College
Jeremy Schonbrunner OL 6’3 310 Temple University
Kent Shelby WR 6'2 210 McNeese State
Ryan Wood DB 6’1 200 Chadron State
Khalil Young DL 6’5 240 Mississippi Valley State

The Sugar Skulls will play seven regular-season home games at the Tucson Arena with the home opener on March 29 versus the Duke City Gladiators. The regular season will go through June 27. The IFL playoffs will begin in early July.

Season tickets for the 2020 season are currently on sale to the general public with reduced prices from the 2019 season in several sections of the arena. Season ticket information is on the Sugar Skulls website at www.tucsonsugarskulls.com. Information also is available by calling the team office at (520) 573-3000. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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