ELITE JUNIOR: Andrew Butcher

Alpharetta Football

Alpharetta defensive lineman Andrew Butcher has already made a big impact this season. He rolled his ankle in warmups in the Raiders’ season opener against Milton, so his coaches decided to keep him out for a half as a precautionary measure. Andrew silenced any doubt on whether his ankle would hold up by posting 25 tackles, six for a loss, and one sack in the Raiders’ first three games. His play has been noticed by many prestigious colleges across the country including West Virginia, Tennessee, Connecticut and Utah. Andrew decided to commit to Tennessee, and will play for the Vols next season.


“It’s really a historic program and I have a lot of family ties with the school,” Andrew said about Tennessee. “I think it’s the best place for me.”


Tennessee’s football program is just as prestigious as its academic program. Andrew should do well in the classroom as he has managed to keep a 3.5 GPA in high school. He is planning on majoring in Dentistry and pursuing a career as a dentist following graduation from Tennessee.


“There’s always going to be business for that,” Andrew said about his college major of choice. “No matter what, people are always going to have teeth that need work done.”


Andrew’s impressive GPA and tireless work ethic should help him accomplish that goal.


Andrew is involved in his community whenever he gets the chance, even when he’s practicing football four days a week and playing every Friday. His team in the past has gone to hospitals to paint murals and do what they can to bring smiles to the faces of the people there. Andrew also works with his church to help feed the homeless. He understands the necessity of helping those around him and working hard, so Andrew should help a rising Tennessee team find success in the next few years on his way to a productive career.


Meanwhile, Andrew and his Alpharetta teammates are trying to tackle the 2013 season. Off to a successful start, the Raiders are 1-0 in Region 6-AAAAAA and are looking like a good bet to make the playoffs for the fourth straight year.

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