Canton, Ohio – Jack Butler, a 1951 graduate of St. Bonaventure University in Olean, Cattaraugus County, was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night.
Butler played defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1951-1959 before become a successful pro football scout.
Butler waited more than 60 years to be called to Canton, but he didn’t need much time to soak in the moment.
“OK, that’s enough,” Butler told the crowd at Fawcett Stadium after he was introduced.
Butler joined the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of St. Bonaventure, which hasn’t fielded a football team since Butler left. Butler is the first Pro Football Hall of Famer in the school’s history.
Butler, 84, said he was grateful his family and friends turned out for his induction before closing by saying, “Heck, I’m thankful I’m here.”