When you win the Super Bowl, the odds are you’ll be remembered for the best punter of all time.
But did the Patriots’ Malcolm Butler actually win it all?
Here are the best and worst punters of all-time.
Malcolm Butler, New England Patriots, Super Bowl XXXIIn 2001, Butler made a splash in the AFC championship game against the Steelers.
He had two of the greatest games in NFL history in two different games.
The first came against the Browns, who were one of the most entertaining teams in football at the time.
Butler finished with a 40-yard field goal in the closing minutes.
The other was against the Cardinals, who finished with six field goals.
The next year, he helped lead the Patriots to a Super Bowl victory.
His 37-yard punt in the second quarter of the championship game helped propel the Patriots into a 17-14 victory.
The following year, Butler was a first-team All-Pro.
He led the NFL in punt return average (44.4 yards) for the next five seasons, including this season.
He finished the season with 11,845 yards and 49 touchdowns.
Butler made his name with a pair of big punts, both of which came against Pittsburgh.
In 2002, he converted both of his first three punts to tie the game at 17.
In 2004, he completed a career-high 38-yarder in the first quarter of a 20-17 victory against the Patriots.
In 2005, he hit a 47-yard touchdown with four seconds left in the third quarter that made it 20-20.
In 2006, he took over as the starter for the Patriots in 2007 and was the game’s top punter for the first seven games of the season.
The Patriots finished the year with an 8-2 record.
The final year of Butler’s career, he missed a few games with a concussion.
He was cleared to return in 2010, but he was still suspended for the following season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
But he was cleared for the 2010 season opener and finished with 13 punts for 139 yards and three touchdowns.
His career average of 43.5 yards per punt was the fourth-best mark in NFL franchise history.
His average of 17.1 yards per return was second to Hall of Famer Dan Fouts.
He also had five touchdowns.
But Butler only punted once in his career.
He went 0-for-3 in that game, his first of a career.
In 2011, he was the most prolific punter in NFL playoff history, averaging a career high 49.4 attempts per game.
He averaged 41.5 per game during the playoffs, and he finished with 2,854 yards and 36 touchdowns.
The Patriots lost to the Broncos in the Super-Bowl in 2013.
He returned a punt for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but the Patriots were unable to score.
The following season, he finished his career with 2 of 3 on field goals and one of two on extra points.
But his career average was a career low of 39.4 per game, and his career completion percentage was a season low of 73.5.
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