Harrison Butker
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Butker with the Chiefs in 2017.
No. 7 – Kansas City Chiefs
Personal information
Born: (1995-07-14) July 14, 1995 (age 25)
Decatur, Georgia
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:The Westminster Schools
(Atlanta, Georgia)
College:Georgia Tech
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 7 / Pick: 233
Career history
* Carolina Panthers ( 2017)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* PFWA All-Rookie Team (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Field goals made/att:62/69
Field goal %:89.9
Extra points made/att:93/97
Extra Point %:95.9
Longest field goal:54
Player stats at NFL.com

Harrison Butker (born July 14, 1995) is an American football kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). His nickname is Butt Kicker, which is a play on words of his last name and being a kicker.[1]

Early years

Butker went to The Westminster Schools, where he played on the football team.[2] He broke the school record (at the time) for a field goal of 53 yards. He was a three sport athlete in basketball, football, and soccer, winning three state championships in soccer.

College career

Butker played at Georgia Tech from 2013 through 2016 under head coach Paul Johnson.[3] Butker is the all-time leading scorer in school history and was a captain of the team for his senior season.[4] In his collegiate career, he converted 208-of-210 extra point attempts and 43-of-60 field goal attempts.

Professional career

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4 in 205 lb

Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers selected Butker in the seventh round (233rd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[6] He was the third and last kicker selected in 2017.[7] On May 5, 2017, the Panthers signed Butker to a four-year, $2.48 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $83,112.[8] He was waived on September 13, 2017 in favor of veteran Graham Gano,[9] and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[10]

Kansas City Chiefs


On September 26, 2017, Butker was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs off the Panthers' practice squad.[11] On October 2, 2017, Butker converted a game-winning field goal in his debut game against the Washington Redskins. In the following game against the Houston Texans, Butker made all five of his field goal attempts and all three extra point tries.[12] In Week 8, he converted five field goals, including a 51-yarder, in a 29–19 win over the Denver Broncos, earning himself AFC Special Teams Player of the Week and AFC Special Teams Player of the Month.[13] In his first month in the NFL he earned two NFL records: Most made field goals in a month for a rookie kicker and the only player to make five field goals in multiple games of rookie season.[14] In Week 16, Butker converted five field goals in a 29-13 win over the Miami Dolphins, earning him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.[15][16] Overall, in the 2017 season, he converted all 28 extra point attempts and 38-of-42 field goal attempts.[17] Butker was named as an alternate to the 2018 Pro Bowl.[18] He finished the season tied for fourth in scoring with Chris Boswell with 142 points.[19]

The Chiefs finished with a 10–6 record and qualified for the playoffs in the 2017 season.[20] In the Wild Card Round against the Tennessee Titans, Butker converted three extra points and missed a 48-yard field goal in the 22–21 defeat.[21]


In Week 2 of the 2018 season, Butker converted a career-high six extra points in the 42–37 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.[22]


On April 15, 2019, Butker signed his exclusive rights free agent tender with the Chiefs. The tender gave him a one-year contract worth $645,000.[23] On June 13, 2019, he signed a five-year extension worth $20.3 million.[24]

NFL statistics

Season Team Games Overall FGs PATs Kickoffs Points
GP Blk Lng FG Att FGM Pct XP Att XPM Pct Blk KO Avg TB Ret Avg
2017 KC 13 0 53 42 38 90.5 28 28 100.0 0 78 64.2 61 17 18.7 142
2018 KC 16 0 54 27 24 88.9 69 65 94.2 1 110 64.3 72 35 22.7 137
Total 29 0 54 69 62 89.9 97 93 95.9 1 188 64.2 133 52 21.4 279

NFL records

  • Most field goals made by a rookie: 38[25]

Chiefs franchise records

  • Most field goals made, season: 38 (2017)[26]
  • Most field goals attempted by a rookie: 42[27]
  • Most field goals made in first two seasons: 62[28]
  • Most points by a rookie: 142[29]
  • Most points by a kicker, season: 142 (2017)[30]
  • Most points by a player in first two seasons: 279[31]
  • Highest field goal percentage by a rookie (min. 20 attempts): 90.5[32]
  • Most games, 2+ field goals made, season (tied with other 3 players): 10 (2017)[33]
  • Most games, 3+ field goals made, season: 8 (2017)[34]
  • Most games, 4+ field goals made, season: 4 (2017)[35]
  • Most games, 5+ field goals made, season: 3 (2017)[36]

Personal life

Butker is married with one child.[37] He is a Traditional Catholic.[38]


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  2. Sheehan, John. "Westminster alum Harrison Butker reflects on kicking career" (in en-US). The Westminster Bi-Line. https://www.thebiline.com/sports/2015/01/30/westminster-alum-harrison-butker-reflects-on-kicking-career/.
  3. "Harrison Butker College Stats" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/harrison-butker-1.html.
  4. "ISyE" (in en). https://www.isye.gatech.edu/news/student-spotlight-harrison-butker-football-hero-and-hometown-guy.
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  7. Henson, Max (April 29, 2017). "Panthers draft Harrison Butker in seventh round". https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-draft-harrison-butker-in-seventh-round-18805805. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
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  10. Strickland, Bryan (September 14, 2017). "Panthers claim OT John Theus". https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-claim-ot-john-theus-19375743.
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  13. "Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs - October 30th, 2017" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201710300kan.htm.
  14. Lam, Quang M. (November 1, 2017). "Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster among Players of Week". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000870664/article/steelers-juju-smithschuster-among-players-of-week.
  15. Maya, Adam (December 27, 2017). "Todd Gurley, Dion Lewis among NFL Players of Week". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000899031/article/todd-gurley-dion-lewis-among-nfl-players-of-week.
  16. "Miami Dolphins at Kansas City Chiefs - December 24th, 2017" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201712240kan.htm.
  17. "Harrison Butker 2017 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/B/ButkHa00/gamelog/2017/.
  18. "6 Chiefs named as 2018 Pro Bowl alternates" (in en). http://chiefswire.usatoday.com/2017/12/20/6-chiefs-named-as-2018-pro-bowl-alternates/.
  19. "2017 NFL Scoring Summary" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2017/scoring.htm.
  20. "2017 Kansas City Chiefs Statistics & Players" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/kan/2017.htm.
  21. "Wild Card - Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs - January 6th, 2018" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201801060kan.htm.
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  23. "Chiefs' Harrison Butker: Remaining with Chiefs". https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/news/chiefs-harrison-butker-remaining-with-chiefs/.
  24. Scott, Jelani (June 13, 2019). "Chiefs sign Harrison Butker to 5-year, $20M extension". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001033736/article/chiefs-sign-harrison-butker-to-5year-20m-extension.
  25. "Most FG made by a rookie". pro-football-reference.com. http://pfref.com/tiny/bnaxZ. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  26. "Most FG made Chiefs". pro-football-reference.com. http://pfref.com/tiny/HxDfa. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  27. "Most FG Att by a rookie Chiefs". pro-football-reference.com. http://pfref.com/tiny/SWngA. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  28. "Most FG made in first two seasons Chiefs". pro-football-reference.com. http://pfref.com/tiny/yI6t3. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  29. "Most points by a rookie Chiefs". pro-football-reference.com. http://pfref.com/tiny/32UZX. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  30. "Most points by a kicker season Chiefs". pro-football-reference.com. http://pfref.com/tiny/ILvGm. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  31. "Most points in first two seasons Chiefs". pro-football-reference.com. http://pfref.com/tiny/1icnO. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  32. "Highest FG percentage rookie Chiefs". pro-football-reference.com. http://pfref.com/tiny/RsEpo. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  33. "Most games 2+ FG season Chiefs". pro-football-reference.com. http://pfref.com/tiny/xo4y9. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  34. "Most games 3+ FG season Chiefs". pro-football-reference.com. http://pfref.com/tiny/omAOR. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  35. "Most games 4+ FG season Chiefs". pro-football-reference.com. http://pfref.com/tiny/QaC65. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  36. "Most games 5+ FG season Chiefs". pro-football-reference.com. http://pfref.com/tiny/IEyFg. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
  37. Harrison Butker [@buttkicker7] (February 10, 2019). "Marriage". https://twitter.com/buttkicker7/status/1094778858144976896?s=21.
  38. Skojek, Steve (May 10, 2019). "An NFL Kicker, A Faithful Priest, and the Traditional Latin Mass". OnePeterFive, Inc. https://onepeterfive.com/an-nfl-kicker-a-faithful-priest-and-the-traditional-latin-mass/. Retrieved 11 May 2019.

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