Gophers QB Tanner Morgan shares wedding engagement details – Twin Cities
Tanner Morgan and Sarah Becraft went shopping in July, so she knew a proposal from the Gophers starting quarterback wasn’t too far off.
“She picked one and was getting a little nervous about it, but it was really exciting,” Morgan recalled Tuesday. “… She was probably thinking that this would happen on Thanksgiving or after the season, something like that because I don’t have a lot of free time and stuff.”
But during the Gophers’ week off, Morgan asked the question during an outdoor proposal on a gorgeous fall day last Saturday in his hometown of Victoria, Minn. Becraft said yes, and the newly engaged couple beamed in photos shared on Instagram.
“It was really special,” Morgan said. “This is the woman I have always dreamed of and prayed for.”
Morgan said he needed his family’s help to “keep them in the know” that this was really happening. “They definitely played a big part in making it all happen,” he said. “And make it a very special day for her.”
Morgan said he took the first Instagram step in the summer of 2019 (They haven’t set a wedding date yet.)
“Successful slide in DMs,” he joked, referring to how he surprised her with a direct message.
“You or her?” A reporter followed.
“It was me,” Morgan said with a smile.
Morgan said he fell more in love with Becraft when she supported him during his father Ted’s battle with cancer last year and when Ted died in July.
“When you go through things like this in your life, there are a few people that you really gravitate towards and you can see their hearts towards you,” Morgan said. “This is the person with whom I always wanted to be able to talk about how I felt: the difficult things, I wanted to share the exciting news, when I needed encouragement at that time and in the life of everyday too Seeing her heart and the way she loved my dad too was really cool.
Before he left, Ted saw this upcoming wedding engagement, Tanner explained. “My dad knew she was probably the one before me,” Morgan said. “It was cool, and I was very glad she spent a lot of time with him.”
Morgan shared the personal story on Tuesday, before there was a blackout on U’s next opponent, Nebraska, at home at 11 a.m. on Saturday. As Morgan shone on the podium, his top receiver Chris Autman-Bell punched hard from the back of the campus room.
“It’s the love of his life; it’s great for him, ”said Autman-Bell. “He has found his life partner. She is awesome. He’s a great person, always there for him, as he said. He is talking to her, his favorite player – not the player… the reference person.
Autman-Bell can be excused for the slippage of the tongue for a football speech; It’s not every day that a college football teammate gets engaged.