‘It’s a great advantage’: Could soccer talents win the Super Bowl?

In the next Super Bowl LVIII, which will take place on Sunday in Las Vegas, Harrison Butker will be a member of the Kansas City Chiefs team that will compete alongside Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and other players in an effort to win a third title in the last five years.

And if the kicker, who is 28 years old, is as accurate in this Super Bowl as he was in his previous three – in which he has made a combined five out of six field goals

 including the game-winning kick in the previous year's edition – he believes that his success will be in part due to his history as a standout soccer player in high school.

Butker stated in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the year 2020, "My first sport was soccer." I had a lot of fun playing soccer. When I was younger, I had the dream of playing soccer professionally in England, namely in the Premier League.

During the flow of the game, you are required to kick the ball to your target at an odd angle. This is something that I as a kicker find to be one of the most challenging aspects of the sport of soccer.

The situation is not the same as when you are attempting a field goal in football and you take your steps and get everything set up first.

To return to football, it is important to remember that there are occasions when you could have a horrible grip, you might fall or botch up your steps, and you need to be an athlete and complete the kick.

Having a history in soccer as an athlete requires you to have the confidence that you will still be able to make excellent contact and hit a decent ball because of your background.