5.13.2014

Get to Know Your Seniors: Nathan Butler


Nathan Butler
1.   It’s said we learn more from our failures than our successes:  What has been your favorite mistake?
                        I think my favorite failure (though I don’t enjoy them) would be the first quiz I can remember taking in college.  I didn't study for it and did horrible on it.  After that, I realized I needed to put work into what I want to achieve. 

2.    If you could give your ten year old self one piece of advice, what would it be?
                        Love people with all your heart, mind, soul, and spirit despite the circumstances you are faced with.

3.  What is your personal credo?
                        I’m not too sure about a personal credo, however one of my favorite quotes is “Catch on fire with enthusiasm, and people will come from miles to watch you burn.”  Enthusiasm impacts.

4.   Describe your perfect meal?
My favorite meal would definitely involve having some good barbecue ribs.  It also would have to have large helpings of buttered sweet corn (on the cob), mashed potatoes with small spoonful of gravy, accompanied by a grilled chicken Caesar salad.  To top it off, I’d have a cold glass of Arnold Palmer (half ice sweet tea, and half lemonade), condensation dripping off the side of glass.

5.  What is your favorite Greenville tradition?
Though it’s not necessarily a tradition, taking a night time walk around campus is one of my favorite things about Greenville.  It is a peaceful and relaxing opportunity to re energize from a long day.

6.   If a picture is worth 1000 words, what are you doing in that picture?
  I would probably be a part of an extremely large “group hug” with my family and teammates, because that would exemplify my love for my sports and those closest to me. 

7.  Who has been the most influential person in your life during your time here at Greenville?
                        My position coach, Andrew Rode.

8.   How do you see the Christian liberal arts education you are getting here at Greenville preparing you for your future?
                        Greenville does well in helping me focus on the big picture in life.  While here, I've learned to think outside of myself and think beyond my circumstances to recognize a world surrounding us.  Greenville has taught me that despite being a small Christian liberal arts college, large and impactful things can live and flourish if you believe you can achieve greatness.

9.  Where do you see yourself in 5, 10 and 50 years?
                        I can see myself with a family and kids, teaching and/or coaching.  Anything that allows me to invest into the lives of those around me.

10.  What does this football family and your senior year mean to you?
                     Simply speaking, it means a whole lot.  I love my teammates, I love the coaching staff, and I love the program that I play for.  It’s an honor to be apart of a community that cares for who I am.  This is as an opportunity to impact, and invest back into a family and school that blessed me immensely over the past years.

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