Florida's Tyler Murphy shines after unlikely journey into the spotlight

Sunday September 22nd, 2013
After replacing injured QB Jeff Driskel, Tyler Murphy piloted Florida's offense in a win over Tennessee.
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So Murphy, who is on pace to graduate in December with a degree in telecommunications, will now get all the reps he ever wanted. He wasn't the first choice to run Florida's offense, but he's now Florida's only choice. (Unless he gets hurt. In that case, redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg, the son of New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, will be the only choice.) Murphy waited his turn, and now he plans to make the most of it -- just as soon as he realizes the enormity of the job he just inherited. "It hasn't really hit me yet," Murphy said. "But it's going to have to hit me soon."

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