Super Bowl Winning Kicker Harrison Butker Is A Pro-Life Champion

Over the past five years, Harrison Butker has earned three Super Bowl rings with the Kansas City Chiefs, but the devout Catholic, pro-life advocate, and kicker extraordinaire will tell you that his wedding ring is the most valuable piece of jewelry ever. he owns it.

Butker kicked some of the most memorable field goals in NFL post-season history.

On February 11, 2024, he drilled a 57-yard field goal, a Super Bowl record, in the big game to help his team beat the San Francisco 49ers, 22-19.

In Super Bowl LVII, Butker kicked a dramatic, tie-breaking field goal with eight seconds left to lift the Chiefs to a 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Despite all the fame and recognition, Butker remains grounded in humility. He seeks to use his platform to Glorify God and share about family values ​​and the sanctity of life.

In the spring of 2023, Butker, the father of three, addressed the graduates of Georgia Tech, his alma mater.

“I was asked to speak, not because I was a good speaker…I just happened to be blessed by God to be really good at kicking a funny shaped ball through two posts,” he said.

In the speech, Butker spoke about the sadness, anxiety, and depression that has plagued many young people as a result of the pandemic.

“I’m not sure about the root of it, but at least I can offer a controversial remedy that I think will have lasting effects for future generations—get married and start a family.”

“When I kicked the winning field goal in both the AFC Championship and the Super Bowl (2023), I received a lot of praise for these accomplishments. None of these accomplishments mean anything compared to the happiness I found in my marriage and starting a family. My confidence as a husband and father, and yes, even as a football player, is rooted in my marriage as my husband and I leave a mark on the future generations of children we bring into the world. How much bigger a legacy can anyone leave than that?”

At the young age of 28, Butker has already cemented a legacy, both on the football field and in the pro-life movement. When the Chiefs were invited to the White House to be honored by President Joe Biden after Super Bowl LVII, Butker made headlines by wearing a pro-life tie and pin. His tie featured the Latin phrase Vulnerari Praesidio in cursive writing, which means, “Protect the most vulnerable.” According to The Daily Signal, the The pro-life organization Live Action designed the tie. Butker also wearing a gold pin with two tiny feet, the exact size of a 10-week-old baby’s feet.

“I want to give the most vulnerable, the unborn, a voice in a place where every effort is made to allow and normalize the tragic end of their lives,” Butker said in a statement to The Daily Signal. “As a father who has experienced three miscarriages, my wife and I understand the hardship of losing a child. Every life is important and should be valued whether outside or inside the womb.”

In the statement, Butker was referring to the Biden administration’s “aggressive pro-abortion stance, a position that has put Biden at odds with US bishops and members of his own faith,” according to the Catholic News Agency.

In 2022, Butker appeared in an ad urging Kansas residents to vote in favor of an amendment that would remove the right to abortion from the state constitution. That change was subsequently voted down.

In an interview with EWTN, host Colm Flynn asked Butker if he was concerned about negative feedback on social media or being ostracized for his bold pro-life stance.

“You get (criticism) on social media, but Yesdon’t look at social media,” Butker said.

“You have to be careful and decide what issues to talk about. For me, being pro-life and fighting the atrocities that are happening all over the world, especially in America, killing unborn children —that’s something I will never compromise on. And if I get canceled for that, then so be it.”

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