Tyler Murphy (American football)

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Tyler Murphy
Boston College EaglesNo. 2
Quarterback Redshirt Senior
Major: Graduated
Place of birth: Hartford, Connecticut
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career history
High school: Wethersfield (CT)
Stats at ESPN.com

Tyler Murphy is a quarterback for the Boston College Eagles football team at Boston College. He previously played for the Florida Gators.

High School Career[edit]

Murphy attended Wethersfield High School in Connecticut. He did not have a very good junior season and was not on the radar for any Division I colleges. His senior year, he had a breakout year and threw for over 1,000 yards and rushed for over 1,000 yards. He signed to Florida on February 3rd, 2010.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tyler Murphy
Wethersfield Wethersfield 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.7 Jan 24, 2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College Career[edit]

Murphy joined the Florida team in 2010 as a freshman, but he never got to even make a pass as a Florida Gator until the 2013 season, when he was a redshirt junior. In a loss to Miami in the Gator's second game of the 2013 season, Murphy unsuccessfully attempted a two-point conversion pass. In the Florida Gators' following game, against the Tennessee Volunteers football team, Gator starting quarterback Jeff Driskel broke his leg in the first quarter. Murphy came in and started the next six games, while Driskel was lost for the season. Before this game, Tyler Murphy was little known, but he quickly became popular as Florida won the Tennessee game 31-17. After leading the Gators to a 24-7 win over Kentucky & a 30-10 victory against the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Florida Gators lost their final 7 games of the 2013 season.

During the Gator's homecoming loss to the Vanderbilt Commodores, Murphy injured his shoulder, and redshirt freshman quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg played in Florida's final 3 games. The 2013 Florida Gators team finished 4-8, marking their 1st losing record since 1979 and the 1st time since 1990 that they didn't play in a bowl. Tyler Murphy wears the number 3 on his jersey, and as the Florida quarterback became known for his ability to run with the football.

After the poor 2013 season, Murphy became one of several Gator players who chose to transfer from Florida to a different school. He transferred to Boston College in January 2014.[1] Steve Addazio, coach of the Eagles, named him the team's starting quarterback after the school's annual Spring game, which served as a tryout for Murphy as well as the other, younger quarterbacks on the team. [2]

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Preceded by
Chase Rettig
Boston College Starting Quarterback
Succeeded by