The Redskins went toe to toe with the undefeated Chiefs in a hostile environment at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday night, but they ultimately succumbed to penalties and the right foot of … ButtKicker.com?
“ButtKicker.com did a nice job,” Chiefs Coach Andy Reid said of rookie Harrison Butker, who was signed off the Panthers’ practice squad last week after Cairo Santos was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury and made the game-winning, 43-yard field goal in his NFL debut. “Welcome to Kansas City.”
In fairness to Reid, who may have coined the greatest nickname for a kicker since Martin “Auotmatica” Gramatica, some of Butker’s teammates didn’t know who he was before Monday night.
“Yeah, No. 7, I had to go introduce myself to him before the game,” Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said after the game. “Just to make sure that if I said something to him it would have a little more accountability than just a stranger coming up to him.”
Butker’s Twitter and Instagram handle is @buttkicker87, a nickname he earned during his college days.
“It came from a trainer at Georgia Tech my freshman year,” Butker told the Kansas City Star earlier this week. “People say a lot of stuff about my last name … I kind of made it a funny thing to be ‘Butt Kicker.’ I just went with it.”
The Panthers selected Butker in the seventh round of this year’s NFL draft. He lost Carolina’s kicking competition to former Redskin Graham Gano, but he cleared waivers and was re-signed to the Panthers’ practice squad. Gano congratulated his former teammate after Monday’s win.
“It was awesome,” said Butker, who made two of his three field goal attempts against the Redskins. “What a way to start: ‘Monday Night Football.’”
For the record, the domain name “buttkicker.com” is taken, but Go Daddy will sell you “buttdialer.com” for the low, low price of $1,895.
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