football-fbs flag

Austin R. Vaughn | NCAA.com | August 21, 2015

Just kicking it

As anyone could imagine, a FBS summer training camp is a crucible, separating the starters from the back-ups and giving the coach an idea of how his team compares to last year’s squad. And, with training camp time winding to a close, the players have got to be begging for a break.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson gave his team a chance to end practice early on Wednesday, but the responsibility fell solely on one player, Yellow Jacket kicker Harrison Butker. Johnson told his kicker if he hit four consecutive field goals from increasing distance the players could go home early.

Talk about pressure; missing just one of those could make Butker the pariah of the Ramblin’ Wreck locker room.

Not a problem for Butker, however, who apparently has ice running through his veins. He found the uprights each time including a 47-yarder to finish.

But, should the Jackets really be surprised? After all, it was Butker who kicked a 53-yard field goal in the final seconds of regulation against arch-rival Georgia last year to set up an overtime win for Tech in one of the craziest games of 2014.

Oh, and it was their first Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate win since 2008. It must be good to be Butker.

5 potential Final Four dark horses in the 2021 NCAA tournament

Here are the 5 teams with the best chance to be Final Four dark horses in this year's NCAA tournament, ranked by NCAA.com's Andy Katz.
READ MORE

2021 ACC softball preview: Florida State leads deep conference

Here's our 2021 ACC softball preview, including why Florida State is the favorite to win the conference title.
READ MORE

2021 ACC baseball preview: Led by Louisville, the conference is deeper than ever

The ACC has never been more loaded with legitimate postseason contenders. In fact, all 14 teams in the conference appear to have regional-caliber rosters — in any other year.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners