Greg Buttle

Greg Buttle was selected in the 3rd round (#67 overall) of the 1976 NFL Draft by the New York Jets for whom he would play 9 seasons (1976-1984) at starting outside linebacker. Two interceptions in the Jets’ 1981 playoff game against Buffalo helped fuel a big comeback effort (which ultimately fell short) in the franchise’s first playoff game since the 1969 season. He was a key member of defensive coordinator Joe Gardi’s Swarm defense which included fellow Nittany Lion Lance Mehl, as well as the famed “New York Sack Exchange” defensive line.