LeRoy Butler (born July 19, 1968) is a former American football strong safety who played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers from 1990 to 2001. Butler is credited with inventing the Lambeau Leap, a touchdown celebration in which the scoring player leaps into the arms of awaiting fans in the Lambeau Field stands near the end zone.
Butler was selected by the Packers in the second round of the 1990 NFL Draft out of Florida State. He played in 181 games for the Packers, earning a Super Bowl ring at Super Bowl XXXI to conclude the 1996 season. In addition, Butler was selected as an All-Pro five times and was selected to the Pro Bowl four times (1993, 1996, 1997, and 1998). He was named to the 1990s NFL All-Decade Team by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and was later inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 2007.
During his 12 seasons with the Packers, he recorded 953 tackles, 38 interceptions, 553 return yards, 12 fumble recoveries, 3 defensive touchdowns and 20½ sacks. He led or tied for the team lead in interceptions in five different seasons. He was the first defensive back in NFL history to gain entrance in the 20 Sack/20 Interception Club.
A broken shoulder blade sustained while tackling Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson in the 2001 season forced him into retirement just before the 2002 season when it was discovered it had not healed properly.