Vanderbilt fans can thank a rib-eating contest for Adam Butler’s switch from offensive line to defensive line.
In speaking with the media on Tuesday, Butler, a standout high school offensive lineman, recounted a story about a rib-eating contest prior to the 2012 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. Butler was finishing his freshman season redshirting as a backup at center and guard, but was showing his prowess as an All-American eater against North Carolina State.
And he wasn’t about to lose to cheaters.
The story goes a little something like this:
“For some reason, the judge voted that we lost the rib-eating contest, and I stood up and argued with the judge,” Butler said. “(The judges) were counting the bones. But (North Carolina State players) had ribs on their plate that didn’t have a bone in it, which means they just took the bones out of the ribs and threw them in the tub.”
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