According to the Orlando Sentinel’s Edgar Thompson, Florida Gators quarterback Tyler Murphy has decided to transfer. Murphy, a junior, graduated on Saturday and thus will be eligible to play for another school next year.
Here’s the tweet from Thompson:
#Gators announced QB Tyler Murphy will transfer after graduating Saturday, making him eligible to play in 2014.
— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) December 15, 2013
Murphy isn’t the only Florida player leaving the program. This past week saw six offensive players – freshman offensive lineman Trevon Young, redshirt freshman fullback Rhaheim Ledbetter, offensive linemen Quinteze Williams, true freshman quarterback Max Staver, junior offensive lineman Ian Silberman, and sophomore tight end Kent Taylor — declare their decisions to transfer.
Murphy took over the quarterback duties this past season after starter Jeff Driskel broke his leg against Tennessee. Murphy played well against the Volunteers, throwing for 134 yards and a touchdown. He finished the season with 1,216 passing yards and six TDs.
His departure leaves the Gators with two scholarship quarterbacks on their roster.