Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets place kicker Harrison Butker (87) celebrates after he scores an extra point in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Georgia Tech won 38-7 over the Vanderbilt Commodores. 
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Falcons could face Georgia Tech kicker Harrison Butker twice a year

Former Georgia Tech and Westminster School kicker Harrison Butker is one of the newest Carolina Panthers.

Butker, the only Yellow Jacket drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, was taken in the seventh round with the 233rd overall pick. 

From Decatur, Ga., Butker graduated from the Westminster School in 2013 and is the first kicker to ever be drafted by the Panthers.

Butker was brought on behind Panthers’ kicker Graham Gano, an eight-year veteran of the NFL. Gano struggled with field-goal consistency last season, making 30-of-38 field goal attempted in 2016.

Here’s what Butker and fans had to say about Butker’s selection to the Panthers:

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