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Tinley's Paty Signs with Butler
Since he is going to study business, the fact that Butler University is in a city — Indianapolis — was a big draw for Providence Catholic senior and Tinley Park resident Shane Paty.
Oh, and they have a good football program, too.
The senior defensive back with strap on the pads for the Bulldogs in 2009.
“I really liked the campus,” he said. “It’s only about 7,000 kids, but its a pretty big campus.”
Paty had 55 tackles and five interceptions for the Celtics; he added 12 receptions and 108 yards receiving, as well. He was a team captain and named to the Chicago Catholic League All-Conference team, and received the Matt Senffner Celtic Football Award.
Paty will be rooming at Butler with fellow Celtic Bobby McDonald, which he said “should be a big help.”
The Bulldogs were 6-5 last year, while playing in the Pioneer Football League.
Pay said he doesn’t know if he can get on the field his senior year, but that is his goal.
“[Butler] has a lot of sophomores and juniors,” Paty said. “One of the safeties is hurt right now, so we’ll see. I can always get on special teams and work hard and see what happens.”
Paty is a graduate of Arbor Park Middle School and a parishoner at St. George. At Providence, he is an honor student, Illinois State Scholar and National Honor Society member.
Tinley’s Paty signs with Butler
by Joe Coughlin, The Tinley Park Junction (IL)