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Kansas City Chiefs K Harrison Butker is no stranger to being a hero for his team in high-leverage situations, hitting plenty of game-winning field goals during his career. This time around, the fifth-year veteran was a hero because of his clutch kicking during practice.
The Chiefs released a video on their social media channels on Monday, showing Andy Reid challenging his kicker to a little kicking contest. The stakes in the contest?
“If he makes it then we have Monday off,” Reid said. “No pressure, but have at it brother.”
The catch is that Butker had to hit a 64-yard field goal in order to win the day off for his team. Had it been in a game it would have tied the NFL’s record for the longest field goal, a record owned by former Broncos K Matt Prater.
The results of this challenge were superb. Not only did Butker make the field goal, but it looked like it would have been good from 65 yards too. Once again a hero for his team, Butker helped earn the Chiefs a well-deserved day off on Labor Day.
The team will soon be back at it for their preparation against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1.