Name: Tyler Murphy
Weight: 214 lbs.
Hometown: Wethersfield, CT
High School: Wethersfield
2013 Stats: Passing: 112-185, 60.5%, 1216 yards, 6.6 yards per attempt, 6 touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 61 rushes for 61 yards and three touchdowns.
2014 Projections: 145-265, 1600 yards, 14 touchdowns, 8 interceptions. 100 rushes for 300 yards, 7 touchdowns.
How'd He Get Here: Murphy started his career with the Florida Gators, originally recruited by Steve Addazio. He was a 2* recruit that chose Florida over Fordham, Syracuse and Temple (who wouldn't). Came to Boston College this winter to play for Addazio, and chose the Eagles over Louisville. Practiced with the first team this spring and projects to be the starting quarterback this fall.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: 2* Rivals (#10 recruit in Connecticut), 3* ESPN (rated a 78, 54th ranked athlete), 3* on 247
Twitter Feed: Nope, but you can find a really lame parody account started by some jaded Florida fan @TylerMurphy10
Uniform History: Last year former WR Nigel Matthews wore the number. Quarterback and future NFL'er/St. John's Prep coach Brian St. Pierre wore the #2 from 1999-02, while wide receiver and Matt Ryan favorite target Brandon Robinson wore it from 2006-08. RB Montel Harris wore the number before he ended up in Frank Spaziani's infamous doghouse.
Dual Threat Connecticut QB Tyler Murphy Commits To Florida (Orlando Sentinel, December 2010)
Tyler Murphy Shines In Win Over Tennessee (SI.Com, September 2013)
Murphy Injury: Gators QB Considered Day To Day (Alligator Army, November 2013)
Boston College Lands UF Transfer QB Tyler Murphy (BC Interruption, December 2013)
What Is A Tyler Murphy? Talking BC's Newest QB With Alligator Army (BC Interruption January 2014)
What Does Addazio Think Of Him: ""You’re talking about a guy (Murphy) who’s been in the heat of the battle. He’s a veteran, experienced guy who’s been a starter in the SEC," Addazio added. "… He’s got tremendous pocket presence. He throws the ball really well and is obviously really dynamic with his feet."
Highlights: Possibly Murphy's best game (minus the face mask fumble) against Tennessee. Murphy enters the game around the :40 mark.