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Meet 2020 XFL Prospect: James Butler, RB, Houston Roughnecks

Houston Roughnecks running back James Butler recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.

James Butler was one of the best running backs in the XFL this season for the Houston Roughnecks, and he recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen for this amazing interview. With the XFL wrapped up now, the prospects in the XFL have a chance to sign with an NFL team. Whether James joins the NFL or remains with the XFL he is a prospect you need to keep an eye on. Make sure you follow him on Twitter @jamessbutler20

1.What would a team get in a player like you?

A team would get in a player like me is a ultimate team guy. A guy that will do whatever the team needs if that is special teams, blocking, catching, or running the ball. I’m a guy that leads by example & will always come to work ready for work.

2. What is your favorite drink?

My favorite drink is definitely strawberry banana body armor.

3. How was your XFL experience year one?

Amazing. It’s honestly hard to put in words. I can honestly say I haven’t had this much fun playing since my college days. I fell in love with Houston the city, the fans, the team. We really created a brotherhood within that short time. It’s really a great way for guys like me to get more exposure. The XFL really took good care of us also. I really enjoy the league.

4. What is your goal for your football career going forward?

My goal is to get back in the NFL & make the roster. I know I can help a team win put into the right situation. I know when it comes to the NFL it’s all about timing & opportunity.

5. What is your dream car?

A blacked out G-Wagon. I’ve been manifesting it, I can see it in my future.

6. If you could live anywhere in the world where and why?

I would like to settle down somewhere in Texas. I loved the short time I was there with the Roughnecks & I’ve seen such nice homes there. I grew up in the Chicago Area so I know what it’s like to have four season so now I’m ready to move somewhere warm.

7. Who is your favorite musical artist?

My favorite artist right now is G Herbo

8. Who is the most interesting teammate from anywhere you’ve played and why?

My homie Don Jackson with me at Nevada, he’s just somebody who’s always been his self no matter what nobody has to say about it or how much coaches asked him to change. He always going to be Don.

9. Who would you say you model your game after?

I would say I really like the way James White & Frank Gore play.

10. What is your favorite thing that the XFL did?

I really like the kick return rules. I got to run a few in the first game and I wouldn’t be surprised if the NFL moves toward that one day.

11. What is your favorite movie?

Friday Night Lights

12. If you were an animal which animal would you be and why?

A lion, for obvious reasons he’s the king of the jungle.


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