Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker won AFC special teams player of the week for his game against the Minnesota Vikings, the NFL announced in a tweet from its official account on Wednesday.
Butker was 4 for 4 in the game, including a 54-yard kick to tie the game at 23 and a 44-yard game in the closing seconds to win the game, 26-23. Both kicks came with under five minutes to go in the fourth quarter.
“My hat goes off to Butker for those last two field goals. That last one was as clutch as you can get,” said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid after the game.
“The 54-yarder I hit well,” added Butker. “I thought that if we had a 58-yarder or 60-yarder, I would have had to just put more into it. I felt good. When it’s the end of the game, if it’s a long field goal, you just put more leg into it, and you could make it. I liked that right-to-left wind. Really glad that we were going to the south endzone for the game-winner.”
The award marks Butker’s third weekly award in three seasson in the league. Butker won AFC special teams player of the week twice in 2017 — Week 8 when he went 5 for 5 against the Denver Broncos and Week 16 when he went 5 for 6 against the Miami Dolphins.
The Chiefs originally signed Butker off the Carolina Panthers practice squad back in September of 2017. They signed the kicker to a five-year contract extension earlier this year in June.