This is Harrison Butker’s life in his first year out of college, having made a game-winning kick for the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football on his first day on the job – a ride with Uber or Lyft is an experience few have ever lived.
“It’s kind of funny because everybody here is a big Chiefs fan,” Butker said in a phone interview Tuesday. “We’ll be talking, ‘Did you see the game last night?’ ‘Yeah, I did.’ ‘Were you at the game?’ I’m, like, ‘Yeah.’ ‘Oh, I wasn’t able to make it, but I heard it was awesome.’ Then they’ll be, like, ‘The kicker was great, the rookie kicker.’ I’ll have to say who I am. ‘You’re Harrison Butker?’ ”
He is indeed Harrison Butker, Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer and perhaps the most impactful industrial-engineering degree holder in the AFC West. Life has rushed at him at a dizzying pace, but, he said, “I’m loving every moment of it.”