Presbyterian quarterback Tyler Huff announced on Twitter Wednesday that he has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal and has left the Blue Hose football team.
Huff, a junior from Orange Park, Florida, was PC’s starting quarterback during the spring season and led the Pioneer Football League in total offense with 278.5 yards per game, but he lost the starting job in August with the arrival of new head coach Kevin Kelley and Michigan transfer Ren Hefley.
In six games this past spring (he missed one in quarantine due to a COVID-19 close contact), Huff completed 128 of 206 passes for 1,465 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also ran for 206 yards and three touchdowns.
“I am now in the transfer portal as a grad transfer with three years of eligibility left,” Huff wrote on Twitter. “I am extremely thankful for PC and coaches for giving me this opportunity.”
While Huff was no longer the starter at quarterback in Kelley’s high-speed, analytics-driven offense, Huff did see the field often at running back, wide receiver and quarterback – sometimes in the game at the same time as Hefley, who played in Kelley’s system at Pulaski Academy. Huff played in all four PC games this season, accounting for four total touchdowns (two passing, one receiving and one rushing).
Huff, a second-team all-PFL selection this past spring, earned praise for the way he handled losing the starting position from Kelley and his other coaches. He led the Blue Hose to a 4-3 record (4-2 as the starter) in the spring season, PC’s first winning record since 2014.
Kelley said as the season began that Hefley’s familiarity with his system played a role in his decision to go with the former Michigan walk-on. Kelley said then that had the roles been reversed, Huff very well could have remained the starter.
PC assistant coach Zach Kelley praised Huff in a Tweet of his own Wednesday.
“(Huff is an) extremely hard worker. Natural leader. Someone anyone should want to be a part of their football team or organization,” Zach Kelley wrote.