Harrison Butker, a.k.a. Butt Kicker, is a Kansas City Chiefs placekicker for the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs.
His birthday is July 14, 1995. He participated in football at Georgia Tech. Butker was a rising sophomore at The Westminster Schools and played football for the squad.
He broke the 53-yard field goal record at the school (at the time). He was a three-sport star who played tuba in the school’s upperclassman orchestral band all four years and won three national soccer championships.
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.
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He was ruled out with an ankle injury on the day before the Chiefs’ Week 2 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers. He did not play in the Chiefs’ following four contests.
He surpassed the Chiefs franchise record for longest field goal for the second time (his previous record of 58 had been broken while he was sidelined) in his first game back from the injury against the Buffalo Bills with a 62 yard – goal. It was the 15th field goal of 62 yards or more in NFL history.