Georgia Football: Top Six kickers in the Bulldogs history

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#2: Kevin Butler

Kevin Butler comes in at No. 2 on my Georgia football top-six kickers of all time.

He is one of the most talented kickers in the history of the game. Butler not only kicked for the Dawgs, but his son did as well. However, Drew was more of a punter than a placekicker.

Butler kicked for the Dawgs from 1981 to 1984 and had to fill Rex Robinson’s rather large shoes. However, those big shoes didn’t affect him at all as Butler went onto set and break so many records.

He holds the two longest made field goals in Georgia history. The longest was a 60-yarder against Clemson in 1984 which still ties for the SEC record. Butler also kicked a 59-yard field goal in 1982 against Ole Miss.

Before Rodrigo Blankenship came along, Butler held the single-season touchback record with 51. However, Blankenship demolished it in 2016 with 67 and then 82 in 2018.

Butler went 11-of-21 from 50+ yards and held a 52.4 percent completion rate. He still holds the NCAA record for his 27 consecutive games making two or more field goals. Butler went 38 games straight making at least one field goal.

He scored 353 career points including 77 field goals and 122 PAT’s. That many points rank No. 4 in Georgia’s record books.  Butler scored 15 points vs. Vanderbilt in 1981, making six extra points and three field goals.

In 1983, he made 14 consecutive field goals, and for his entire career at Georgia, Butler held a 78.50 completion percentage. However, his most accurate year was in 1984 when he completed 82.14 percent of his field goals.

Butler made 77-of-98 field goals and 122-of-125 extra points.

He is one of the greatest ever to wear the ‘G’ and will always have a place on the top-kickers list. For now, he’s No. 2 on this list, and he’s that high because of his notability along with how strong that leg was. Not everyone can kick a 60-yarder, but Butler could.

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