Four Eagles sign free agent contracts, two more invited to rookie camp
Recent BC players prepare for NFL
Murphy completed his master's degree in December
Hilliman and Murphy for over 100 yards in loss
The dual-threat quarterback is third BC player to garner the honors
NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL Football USATSI photos -- 12/27/14
NCAA Football: Syracuse at Boston College (USATSI)
Boston College vs. Florida State (USATSI)
Football vs. No. 25 Louisville; photos by Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Football: Boston College at Virginia Tech (USATSI)
MURPHY'S CAREER HIGHS
NOTES: Broke the Atlantic Coast Conference's single-season record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,184, besting Clemson's Woodrow Dantzler's 1,061 set in 2001 ... broke Boston College's career quarterback rushing record with 965 in nine games ... tied for second all-time for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 11 ... transferred to Boston College for the spring (2014) semester ... graduated from the University of Florida.
2014 (SENIOR): Name the Walter Camp Connecticut Player of the Year ... also earned All-New England honors by the area's writers ... led the Eagles with 1,184 rushing yards and second on the team with 11 rushing touchdowns and 181 carries ... finished third in the Atlantic Coast Conference for rushing yards and yards per game (91.7), topped only by two running backs ... second among all quarterbacks nationally for rushing yards and yards per game ... first among all quarterbacks in the country for yards per carry (6.54) ... completed 131-of-230 passes for 1,623 yards with 13 passing touchdowns and 10 interceptions ... became the first BC quarterback to rush for 100 yards in a single game, completing the feat five times in 2014 ... tallied at least one rushing and passing touchdown in the same game six times ... notched at least 100 rushing and 100 passing yards in the same game three times ... rushed 13 times for 118 yards and a touchdown and threw a season-high 173 yards on 17-for-24 passing with one interception and one touchdown in the win at Massachusetts in BC debut (Aug. 30) ... ran for a 51-yard score and threw for a 48-yard TD against Pittsburgh (Sept. 5) ... recorded a career-high 191 yards on 13 carries, averaging 14.7 yards per rush and scored a touchdown in the upset of No. 9 Southern California (Sept. 13) ... earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors for performance against the Trojans, recording the second-highest rushing total by an ACC quarterback in conference history ... tallied two touchdowns, including on a career-long, 71-yard run, and passed for 11-of-18 for 169 yards with a TD in the win against Maine (Sept. 20) ... rushed for 132 yards on 15 attempts, scoring two touchdowns -- including one on a 47-yard run -- and went 12-for-19 for 101 passing yards in the win at NC State (Oct. 25) ... carried the ball a career-high 19 times for 127 yards and a 57-yard score, while passing for two TDs in the victory at Virginia Tech (Nov. 1) ... recorded a season-long, 55-yard pass against Louisville (Nov. 8) ... threw for one touchdown and rushed for one at No. 1 Florida State (Nov. 22) ... passed for 160 yards with one touchdown on a 13-for-17 day against Syracuse (Nov. 29) ... ran for 105 yards on 11 carries and rush for a touchdown and added 97 passing yards with two TDs in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Penn State (Dec. 26) ... named to Phil Steele's Midseason All-ACC First Team ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
AT FLORIDA: Played in nine games before missing the final three because of injury ... started six games ... completed 112-of-185 passes for 1,216 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions ... recorded his first home start against Arkansas and completed 16-of-22 passes for 240 yards with three touchdowns, marking the highest QB rating (209.4) for a UF quarterback against an SEC opponent since Rex Grossman had a rating of 235.9 against LSU on Oct. 6, 2001 ... threw for a career-high 305 yards on 30-of-46 passing with one touchdown against Vanderbilt; completed a pass to 11 different players against the Commodores ... registered his first career start at Kentucky and completed 15-of-18 passes for 156 yards and one touchdown and one interception; also rushed for 36 yards and a score; completed his first 13 passes against Kentucky ... named a team captain for the Kentucky and LSU games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked a two-star prospect by Rivals.com...Accounted for more than 30 touchdowns with 1,100 passing and 1,100 rushing during his career as a dual-threat quarterback at Wethersfield...Won the triple jump at the State Open Track Meet with a jump of 46'7"...Coached by John Campanello.
PERSONAL: Tyler Murphy ... graduated with a master's degree from the Woods College of Advancing Studies in December 2014 ... the recipient of The Richard F. Powers, Jr. '40 Quarterback Scholarship Fund ... earned bachelor's degree in telecommunications from the University of Florida in December 2013 ... Tyler is the son of Vanessa and Peter Murphy.