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 Yellow Jackets won 38-7 over the Vanderbilt Commodores. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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Video: Former Georgia Tech kicker Harrison Butker nails 51-yard field goal with Panthers

Former Georgia Tech kicker Harrison Butker made his first field goal in the NFL during Wednesday night's preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and the Houston Texans.

In the fourth quarter, Butker made a 51-yard field goal attempt, giving the Carolina Panthers their final points of the game.

The Panthers went on to win the game 27-17. 

In four seasons at Georgia Tech, Butker made 99 percent of his extra point attempts and 71.7 percent of his field goal attempts.

Butker was drafted by the Panthers in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

In the first quarter of Wednesday’s game, last season's starting kicker for the Panthers and nine-year League veteran Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal attempt.

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