Former Georgia Tech kicker Harrison Butker was named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team on Tuesday following a record-breaking first year in the NFL.
The Kansas City Chiefs kicker went 38-of-42 on field goal attempts this season along with converting all 28 of his extra point attempts.
Butker, from Decatur, destroyed the Chiefs rookie-record in field goal makes, surpassing the 25 made by Cairo Santos in 2014. He also set the franchise record in consecutive field goal makes with 23 in a row.
Butker was drafted in the seventh round by the Carolina Panthers in 2017 where in lost a kicking competition with Graham Gano in the preseason. He was then signed off the Panthers practice squad on Sept. 26 after Santos suffered a groin injury. He took over as the Chiefs full-time kicker in Week 4.
While a member of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Butker finished his career as the team’s all-time leading scorer with 337 career points.
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