33 - Fabian Knopfler
Fabian Knopfler
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Year: Gr.
Hometown: Reutlingen, Germany
Previous College: Reutlingen
Position: GK

2010: Started 19 games in goal for the Bulldogs...named second team All-Horizon League...ended up second on Butler's list for career shutouts (8)...finished his career with a Butler record 0.87 goals against average...named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team...recorded a record of 15-1-3...made 45 saves on 56 attempts (.804).

2009: Played in 15 games between the pipes for the Bulldogs, including 14 as the starter...named to the All-Horizon League Second Team... posted five shutouts...was 9-3-2 as the starter...led the league with a goals against average of 0.63...finished second in the league in save percentage...allowed only ten goals...recorded 35 saves.

2008: Started four games for the Bulldogs...recorded three shutouts...finished the season with the lowest goals against average amongst goalies.

2007: Played in 16 matches, all as a starter...finished sixth in the Horizon League in saves...recorded shutouts against Western Kentucky and UIC...named to the All-Tournament Teams at the Northern Illinois and Dayton Tournaments...had a career-high eight saves against St. Francis in his first Butler start...recorded seven saves, while blanking Western Kentucky in overtime.

Previous Experience: Goalkeeper for the "Wuerttembergischen Auswahl" U-14 until U-21...named club Player of the Year...helped team to U-16, U-17, U-19 and U-21 championships...goalkeeper for the U-16 and U-17 National Team of Germany...High School: Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium.

Club Team: SSV Reutlingen 05 (2003-07).

Personal: Born 12/1/86...son of Horst and Brunhild Knopfler....Business major.