The Green Bay Packers have promoted Luke Butkus to offensive line coach on Feb. 1, 2022.
Butkus is entering his fourth season with the Packers, having worked as the assistant offensive line coach from 2019-21. He came to Green Bay after serving as the offensive line coach for the University of Illinois for three seasons (2016-18), a position he also held for the Fighting Illini in 2012. Between the two stints at his alma mater, Butkus was the assistant offensive line coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars (2013-15). The nephew of former Chicago Bears linebacker and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dick Butkus, he worked as a quality control assistant for the Seattle Seahawks (2010-11) and as an offensive assistant/assistant offensive line coach for the Bears (2007-09). He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Oregon (2005-06). As a player, Butkus was a two-time All-Big Ten selection at center and served as a captain of the 2001 Big Ten championship team. He had stints in the NFL with Chicago (2002) and the San Diego Chargers (2003), while also playing in NFL Europe with the Rhein Fire (2003) and Cologne Centurions (2004).