33 - Billy Nardini
Billy Nardini
Birth Date: 07/13/1984
Height: 5-10
Weight: 213
Year: Senior
Hometown: Deerfield, Ill.
High School: Deerfield
Position: RB
2005: Team captain...starting tailback in all 11 games...led the Bulldogs in rushing and scoring...finished fourth on the team in receiving...wound up sixth in the PFL in rushing (69.4 ypg) and ninth in all-purpose yards (88.2 ypg)...gained a career-high 140 rushing yards on 18 attempts at Jacksonville...had 119 rushing yards on 22 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns against Missouri-Rolla...had five pass receptions for 47 yards against Albion...caught four passes for 50 yards against Morehead State...compiled 161 all-purpose yards at Jacksonville and 150 all-purpose yards against Missouri-Rolla...picked up 146 all-purpose yards against Albion...had a career-long rush of 61 yards at Jacksonville...named Butler's Offensive Player of the Week following the Missouri-Rolla game...2004: Named Butler's Offensive MVP...honorable mention All-PFL running back...saw action in all 11 games...finished as Butler's leading scorer and second-leading rusher...led the Bulldogs in pass receptions...ranked 10th in the PFL in pass receptions...gained a season-high 139 yards on 26 carries against Valparaiso...had 160 all-purpose yards at Valparaiso...had a career-best six pass receptions for 84 yards against Davidson...named Butler's Offensive Player of the Game five times...2003: Played in eight games in his first season with the Bulldogs...finished second on the team in rushing...gained a season-high 138 yards on 28 carries in Butler's win over St. Joseph's...scored on a three-yard run in the Bulldogs' victory over Valparaiso...Personal: Marketing major...born 7/13/84...son of Liz Nardini...High School: Two-way starter at Deerfield High School...helped lead prep squad to first conference championship in 10 years as a senior...had 106 tackles and 1,010 rushing yards in final prep season...All-State linebacker in 2002...named conference Defensive MVP in final prep season...team captain and MVP in 2002...all-conference and all-area linebacker as a senior...earned two football letters...High School Coach: Steve Winiecki.