Donald Butler, a second-team, all-Pacific-10 Conference linebacker for the Washington Huskies last season, was selected in the third round Friday in the 2010 NFL Draft.
And he'll stay close to home on the West Coast, too. Butler was taken 79th overall by the San Diego Chargers.
The pick ends the UW's three-year drought at the NFL Draft.
Other inside linebackers on San Diego's roster include Darry Beckwith, Kevin Burnett, Stephen Cooper, Tim Robbins and Brandon Siler.