Georgia Tech Football – Jackets in the NFL: Butker continues to impress

BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 20: Kicker Harrison Butker
BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 20: Kicker Harrison Butker /

Former Georgia Tech football kicker Harrison Butker appears to be made for the NFL.

Two games into his NFL career and former Georgia Tech football kicker Harrison Butker is looking like a natural. Butker, a native of Decatur, Georgia is already eight-for-nine through his first two games of his career.

More from Football

While most would look at Butker’s career collegiate stats and be surprised as he sported a 71.7% field goal percentage in college, it truly should not come as a huge surprise.

During his senior season on The Flats, Butker made a career-high 88.2% of his field goal attempts, going 15-for-17 on the season. The strong senior campaign was strong enough for the Carolina Panthers to draft Butker in the seventh round.

During the NFL preseason, Butker impressed once again and was perfect on field-goal attempts but was cut and eventually signed to the Panthers practice squad. Prior to last week, the Chiefs had to place, kicker Cairo Santos on the injured reserve and then proceeded to sign Butker.

In his NFL debut against the Washington Redskins, the former Yellow Jacket was three-for-four on field goal attempts with his lone miss coming on a 46-yard field goal.

That being said, Butker’s third and final make of his NFL debut last week was a rememberable one as he nailed a 43-yarder with just four seconds left to put the Chief ahead 23-20. The Chiefs would add on a touchdown on the ensuing kickoff as Washington tried to win the game but Butker’s field goal was the true game-winning play.

On Sunday night, Butker played in front of another national audience as the Chiefs took on the Houston Texans. Butker was perfect on Sunday, hitting all five of his field goal attempts. Including three field goals from 40+ yards. His long on Sunday night and for his career was 49-yards.

For Butker it’s a great start to what will hopefully be a long and illustrious career.