59 - Jase Butorac
Jase Butorac
Height: 6-3
Weight: 290
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sammamish, Wash.
High School: Skyline HS '10
Position: OL
Experience: 3L*

*** Academic Honors Candidate ***

2014: Listed as the starter at center on preseason depth chart.

2013: Was named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Lettered as a backup at center behind All-American Ashton Miller. He helped Eastern set Big Sky and school records with 592 points, 83 touchdowns and 8,002 yards of offense in the 2013 season. As a team, EWU led FCS in passing efficiency (school record 182.6), and fourth in total offense (533.5 per game), fourth in passing (349.8), 41st in rushing (183.7) and seventh in scoring (39.5). Eastern’s offensive line was selected as the FCS Offensive Line of the Week by Beyond Sports Network twice during the season. The first time came when EWU had 625 yards of offense in a 49-46 upset of 25th-ranked Oregon State (8/31/13) to open the season. The second time came in a 55-34 win at Idaho State (11/2/13) when the Eagles finished with a school record 743 yards of offense.

2012: He helped EWU rank seventh in the FCS in passing yards per game (318.9), 14th overall in total offense (442.0) and 17th in scoring (33.7).

2011: Made the first start of his career against South Dakota (9/10/11) at right offensive guard, but was lost for the season with a knee injury suffered the following game against Montana (9/17/11). He was already replacing Ashton Miller, who was lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon in EWU’s opener against Washington (9/3/11). Converted defensive lineman Brandon Murphy filled in at that position for the final eight games of the season.

2010: Redshirted. Was selected as the team’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year. Was selected as the team’s offensive scout team player of the week once.

HS: Graduated from Skyline HS in 2010. Named by the Seattle Times as a “White Chip” selection as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Washington. Was selected to the Seattle Times “Star Times” All-Area team as an offensive lineman. He was a first team All-KingCo League Crest Division selection as an offensive tackle and a second team choice as a defensive lineman. Butorac helped Skyline to a 40-2 record as a three-year starter, including a trio of state titles. He protected the blind side of BYU-bound Skyline quarterback Jake Heaps, who passed for 3,936 yards and 41 touchdowns. Skyline won the State 4A title with a 45-21 romp past Ferris to finish the season 12-2. Before the 2009 season began, he was selected on Ron Siegel’s preseason All-State team. As a junior, he also earned first team All-KingCo League Crest Division honors as an offensive lineman. Skyline also won the 2008 State 4A title with a perfect 14-0 record, defeating Issaquah 20-15 in the title game. Skyline was 14-0 and won the state title as a starter in his sophomore season as well. He was team captain as a senior and received the Coach Steve Gervais Award as the most complete player on the 2009 Skyline squad. He had a 3.8 grade point average and received a scholar-athlete award from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. His Eagle teammates Evan Day (’10) and Nic Sblendorio (’13), as well as former Eagle Tyler Washburn (’08), also graduated from Skyline.

Personal: Economics major with a 3.42 grade point average at Eastern. Born 8/12/92 in Tacoma, Wash. Parents are Mark and Melanie Butorac. Name is pronounced “boo-tur-ack.”

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