Harrison Butker, who was born on July 14, 1995, is a Roman Catholic who occasionally officiates at his neighbourhood parish’s Traditional Latin Mass.
Butker has openly criticized Traditionis custodes, claiming that he and other Catholics who value tradition are being “persecuted” within the Church.
Butker backed the Kansas Value Them Both Amendment in 2022, which would have overturned the Kansas Supreme Court’s 2019 decision that the state constitution protects the right to an abortion.
He is an American football kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).
Butker attended The Westminster Schools, where he participated in football as a rising sophomore after taking up the sport.
He kicked a field goal that was 53 yards further than the previous school record. He participated in basketball, football, and soccer as a three-sport athlete, earning three state soccer titles.
He also served as the first-chair tuba player for the school’s (upperclassman) symphonic band all four years. He played college football at Georgia Tech.
Butker was chosen by the Carolina Panthers with the 233rd overall pick in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He was chosen as the third and final kicker in 2017. Butker and the Panthers agreed to a four-year, $2.48 million contract on May 5, 2017, which also included a $83,112 signing bonus. On September 14, 2017, he was released, and the following day, he was added to the practice squad.
How Good Is Harrison Butker?
He is second in NFL history in career field goal percentage (minimum 100 attempts) with 89.00, trailing only Justin Tucker. Butker has hit 147 field goals since making his team’s debut, with a conversion rate of 90.2%, which ranks second in NFL history. Butker has only missed both an extra point and a field goal in the same game four times in his 78 NFL outings.
What Is Harrison Butker’s Longest Kick?
His longest field goal happens to be 62 yards which was recorded in 2022.