Butker clutch on camp’s first day


Georgia Tech kicker Harrison Butker made sure that the first day of preseason camp ended well. Coach Paul Johnson put Butker to the test Thursday, giving him the chance to reduce the team’s conditioning drills based on five field-goal tries.

Butker made all five of his attempts, the longest from 52 yards, setting off a frenzied celebration recorded on video for the Tech website. As teammates mob Butker, A-back Synjyn Days screams into the camera, “We’re going to Charlotte!”

Butker was 10-for-14 last season as a true freshman, including 5-for-7 between 40 and 49 yards. In July, return specialist Jamal Golden predicted that Butker will “get us a game or two.” Thursday, he got off to a pretty good start.

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