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Florida QB Tyler Murphy transferring to Boston College

Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
Quarterback Tyler Murphy played in eight games for Florida this season.AP

With the graduation of Chase Rettig, Boston College will be hurting for experience at quarterback next season, but the Eagles may have found a stopgap solution.

According to reports on SI.com and CBSSports.com, former University of Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy is transferring to BC.

Murphy is from Wethersfield, Conn., and was recruited to Florida by current BC coach Steve Addazio when Addazio was an assistant coach for the Gators. He actually graduated in December but has a year of eligibility left.

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Murphy played in eight games this past season, starting six, and completed 112 of 185 attempts (60.5 percent), throwing for six touchdowns with five interceptions. He is listed at 6 feet 2 inches and 210 pounds.

According to SI.com, Florida offensive lineman Ian Silberman, another fifth-year student, also will transfer to BC.

Murphy reportedly was also considering the University of Connecticut as a transfer option.

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