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Hakeem Butler signs to Eagles’ active roster

Dec 28, 2018; San Antonio, TX, United States; Iowa State Cyclones wide receiver Hakeem Butler (18) makes a catch in front of Washington State Cougars safety Jalen Thompson (34) during the third quarter in the 2018 Alamo Bowl at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former Iowa State star Hakeem Butler is on the move again.

Just a few weeks after Butler signed with the Carolina Panthers practice squad, the former fourth-round pick to Arizona has signed to the Philadelphia Eagles’ active roster.

Butler joined the Panthers after being cut by the Cardinals shortly before the start of the 2020 NFL season. The Eagles reportedly plan to play the 6-foot-5, 225-pound pass-catcher at tight end.

In three seasons at Iowa State, Butler solidified himself as one of the best wide receivers in program history as he finished fourth all-time in career receiving yards and third all-time in career touchdown receptions.

Butler’s breakout campaign came in his final season as he was named a second-team All-American by multiple publications after shattering the school record for single-season receiving yards with 1,318 to go along with 60 receptions and nine touchdown catches.

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.