The Green Bay Packers have hired a Butkus, a last name synonymous with their traditional archrival.
Luke Butkus takes over the role of assistant offensive line coach. The Packers announced him and new special teams quality control coach Rayna Stewart as new coaches on Thursday.
Butkus, the nephew of legendary Chicago Bears linebacker Dick Butkus, was the offensive line coach at the University of Illinois in 2012 and 2016-18. He was also an assistant offensive line coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2013-15 and held a similar role with the Bears from 2007-09. Butkus also worked with the University of Oregon and the Seattle Seahawks.
Butkus played with the Bears in 2002 and San Diego Chargers in 2003.
Stewart comes to the Packers from Vanderbilt University, where he worked for four years as a director of player development and a special teams quality control coach. He also coached with the Titans for three years, and with Northwestern University after interning with the Indianapolis Colts. He played 71 NFL games with Houston/Tennessee, Miami and Jacksonville.