Finished his career with 302 points scored for Florida, going 51‐for‐60 on field goals and 149‐for‐150 on PATs... Led the SEC with a career field goal percentage of 85.0 (minimun 50 attempts). 2020: Appeared in 11 games... Had a team‐high 103 points scored, going 52‐for‐52 on PATs and 17‐for‐22 on field goals, including four makes from over 50 yards for a school single‐season record... Made a long of 55 yards against Ole Miss in the first game of the season and hit two 50‐plus yarders against Georgia, winning SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Bulldogs… His 55 yarder at Ole Miss ranks tied for third longest in school history… Named a Lou Groza Award semifinalist... Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll...2019: Made appearances in all 13 games… Went 17‐for‐19 (89.5 percent) on field goals and finished 10th nationally in field goal percentage while leading the SEC… Holds the highest field goal percentage among UF kickers with at least 35 career attempts (34‐for‐38, 89.5 percent)… Went 7‐for‐8 on field goals 40 yards or longer (87.5 percent)… Nailed a career‐long 50‐yard field goal against Florida State… Made multiple field goals in four games… Served as Gators' primary kickoff specialist, averaging 61.2 yards on 80 kickoffs with a 63.7‐percent touchback percentage… Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2018: Went 17‐for‐19 (89.5 percent) on field goals and ranked tied for sixth nationally and led all freshmen in field goal percentage… Among kickers with at least 15 attempts, he ranked tied for fifth nationally… Went 3‐for‐4 on kicks 40 yards or longer and was a perfect 11‐for‐11 on kicks between 20 and 29 yards… One of the 20 Lou Groza Award semifinalists… Named a True Freshman All‐American by 247Sports… Made multiple field goals in seven games on the season… Garnered the first weekly award of his career after UF's win at Mississippi State when he was named SEC Freshman of the Week after he made a 39‐yarder and 21‐yarder in UF's 13‐6 win over MSU… Also captured SEC Freshman of the Weeks honors at Vanderbilt when he knocked in 21‐, 25‐ and 43‐yarders in Florida's 37‐27 win… Finished the season perfect on point‐after attempts (50‐50)… Was the Gators' primary kickoff specialist, netting 64.1 yards per kickoff and had a touchback percentage of 55%… Led the Gators in scoring with 101 points.
- FG Attempted: 4 (Georgia, 2020)
- FG Made: 3 (4x, last vs. Georgia, 2020)
- FG Long: 55 (at Ole Miss, 2020)
- Kickoffs: 10 (at Ole Miss, 2020)
- Kickoff Yards: 625 (at Ole Miss, 2020)
- Kickoff Average: 67.6 (LSU, 2018)
PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Selected to participate in the 2018 Under Armour All‐America Game... Went 2‐for‐2 on PATs and successfully executed an onside kick during the game... Kicked and punted for Fort Payne HS for four seasons... During his senior season, he made a 60‐yard field goal, which was one yard shy of the Alabama High School state record. In addition, he recorded an 84‐yard punt in a game, which was also one yard shy of the state record... Helped Fort Payne to a berth in the 6A State Playoffs... Selected to the Under Armour All‐American Team... Rated as the No. 1 kicker and No. 5 punter by the Kohl's Kicking Camp... Played for Coach Paul Ellis... Chose Florida over Mississippi State
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The Bengals today signed seven draft picks — DE Cam Sample, DT Tyler Shelvin, OT D'Ante Smith, K Evan McPherson, C/G Trey Hill, HB Chris Evans and DE Wyatt Hubert. The team also signed veteran free agent WR Trent Taylor.
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The Bengals unveiled the jersey numbers of their 2021 draft class and they literally ran the gamut with LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase taking No. 1 for the first time in franchise history and college teammate Tyler Shelvin hauling down No. 99.
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The Bengals hope Shayne Graham, their most accurate kicker in history, has hit again. After coaching fifth-round pick Evan McPherson at Florida, Graham says, "I believe he's going to evolve into a premier NFL kicker," and "He hits the ball better now than I did in my prime."
Rare Selection Has Bengals Looking At Opening Day Rookie Kicker
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Press conference quotes from draft pick Cam Sample, Tyler Shelvin, D'Ante Smith and Evan McPherson, as well as coaches Brian Callahan, Lou Anarumo and Darrin Simmons.