Florida Gators kicker Evan McPherson announced that he will forego his senior season and enter the 2021 NFL Draft via Twitter on Tuesday.
For Him, Through Him, Because of Him! “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 || I’m excited for the next chapter of my life! Go Gators!!🐊 pic.twitter.com/sH33Z1LctS
— Evan McPherson (@McPherson_Evan) January 5, 2021
In his goodbye letter, he wrote, “The memories I have from playing in The Swamp I will forever cherish. I have played with the best teammates in the world. I’m proud to call each and everyone of them my brothers.”
McPherson immediately stepped in as Florida’s starting kicker as a true freshman. He leaves the Gators as one of the most accurate in program history.
He finished his career making 55 field goals on 61 attempts for a field goal percentage of 85 percent. That is fourth among Florida kickers with at least 10 attempts.
McPherson kicked his career long from 55 yards against Ole Miss in the 2020 season opener.
As a freshman, McPherson finished among finalists for the Lou Groza Award.
As Florida’s near-perfect kicker heads to the NFL, the Gators are left with two possible replacements on the roster in Chris Howard and Zack Sessa. Howard, a redshirt senior, should be in line to take over the duties in 2021. He made both of his field goal attempts this season and went 7-for-7 on extra points.