In a move that’s been rumored over the past 24 hours or so, Florida has lost yet another player to transfer. This time, though, it’s a “starter” who’s leaving the football building.
The program announced in a tweet posted to its Twitter account Sunday afternoon that Tyler Murphy “will look for an opportunity to play somewhere else next year.” Murphy graduated from the school Saturday.
Because he will have his degree in hand, Murphy will be permitted to play immediately at any school to which he decides to transfer, including one at the FBS level.
After starter Jeff Driskel suffered a season-ending injury in the third game of the year, Murphy went on to start the next six games. Murphy’s own injury issues forced him out of the last three games of the season.
Murphy was a two-star member of the Gators’ 2010 recruiting class, rated as the No. 10 player at any position in the state of Connecticut. The six games he started in 2013 were the only ones he started during his four years in Gainesville.