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QB Tyler Murphy to transfer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy graduated Saturday with a degree in telecommunications and the Gators announced Sunday that he will transfer to play his final season of eligibility elsewhere.

Murphy would be eligible to play immediately as long as he can find a graduate degree program not offered at Florida.

The redshirt junior was pressed into action early in the season after starting quarterback Jeff Driskel broke his leg in the first quarter of the Tennessee game. Murphy went on a three-game tear, putting up 530 yards and five touchdowns with just one interception on 39-54 passing.

He suffered a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder against LSU and wasn't the same. Florida lost seven straight games to close the season after Murphy got hurt.

Murphy was unable to play the final three games of the season, turning over the offense to redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg.

With Murphy's transfer, Mornhinweg and Driskel are the only two remaining scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. 2014 commit Will Grier is set to enroll early at Florida in January.

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