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Who is Bengals kicker Evan McPherson's girlfriend Gracie?

Joshua Rogers January 23, 2022
Who is Bengals kicker Evan McPherson's girlfriend Gracie?
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Who is Evan McPherson’s girlfriend Gracie? Fiancée of Bengals kicker revealed after he kicked Cincinnati to victory against the Titans.

Evan McPherson is a kicker for Cincinnati Bengals. Against the Titans in the Divisional Round, his 52-yard game-winning field goal gave the Bengals a 19-16 victory, sending them to the AFC Championship game. It is the first time since 1988 they have made it to the AFC title game.

McPherson is a rookie and was drafted by the Bengals in the fifth round (149th overall) in the 2021 NFL Draft. The kicker started his career at Fort Payne High School in Alabama before playing college at Florida.

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Who is Evan McPherson’s girlfriend Gracie Groat?

After kicking the Bengals to victory, people wanted to know more about Evan McPherson and his girlfriend, Gracie Groat.

Evan and Gracie started dating at a young age. In fact, they’ve been together since Evan was in ninth grade and Gracie was in the eighth grade. She is a student at Auburn University, and got engaged to Evan in July 2021. Evan often shares pictures with Gracie to his Instagram.

Gracie can be found on Instagram @graciegroat, where she has almost 5k followers and shares lots of posts with Evan.

Evan McPherson’s parents and background

The Bengals kicker was born on 21 July 1999 in Fort Payne, Alabama. Evan McPherson’s parents are LaDon and Amber McPherson, and ever since he was a youngster he has loved kicking.

Evan played soccer from an early age and often tried to imitate his older brothers. Logan, the eldest McPherson brother, started kicking on the Fort Payne High School football team and inspired Evan. His younger brother, Alex, is also a kicker, something dad LaDon is proud of.

“It’s 12 straight years running one of the boys has been the kicker at Fort Payne,” says LaDon McPherson, who is a quality manager for a steel company. “From Logan to Evan to Alex.”

Amber McPherson, Evan’s mom, is a social worker who is forensic interviewer/family advocate at the DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center. She’s also drama director of Fort Payne’s First Baptist Church.

“As parents, we want to take the pressure off him. We ask God to give us the pressure,” LaDon says. “Give us the tension and let him just do what he does. Give us all the anxiety.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.