Harrison Butker named to PFWA All-Rookie Team

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 2: Kicker Harrison Butker #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs turns and celebrates after kicking the go ahead field goal with eight seconds left during the game against the Washington Redskins at Arrowhead Stadium on October 2, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Credit: Peter Aiken

Credit: Peter Aiken

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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