Notre Dame transfer has three years of eligibility remaining
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College sophomore quarterback Phil Jurkovec was granted immediate eligibility from the NCAA on Tuesday. Jurkovec transferred to Boston College in January from Notre Dame. He will have three seasons of eligibility with the Eagles.
Jurkovec and the Eagles begin preseason camp Thursday morning in Chestnut Hill.
In six games for the Fighting Irish in 2019, Jurkovec was 12-of-16 passing for 222 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 130 yards and averaged 5.9 yards per carry as Notre Dame’s backup quarterback.
Jurkovec did play against Boston College in the November 23 matchup at Notre Dame Stadium. He completed his only pass attempt for 10 yards and also rushed five times for 42 yards.
He redshirted as a true freshman in 2018. He played in two games in 2018, making his collegiate debut against Wake Forest.
Jurkovec finished his prep career as one of the most decorated quarterbacks in Pennsylvania history. Selected to participate in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, he was one of four finalists for the Felix “Doc” Blanchard Award, which recognizes a player on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl East roster “who exhibit prowess in the classroom and the field”.
He finished his career at Pine-Richland High School with 11,144 total yards, 8,202 passing yards, 71 touchdown passes, and 68.4 completion percentage (523-of-765).
His 11,144 yards, second-best in Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League history, were compiled in only two and a half seasons (missed half of his sophomore year with a thumb injury). He threw for a career-high 3,969 yards in 16 games as a senior in 2017 and his 3,969 passing yards are the third-most in Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League single-season history.
As a senior, he recorded 39 touchdown passes (just six interceptions) while rushing for 1,211 yards on 132 carries and 24 scores. Jurkovec became the second quarterback in Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League history to throw for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in a season.
He completed 72.8 percent of his passes (243 of 334) and registered a state single-season record 5,180 total yards in leading Pine-Richland to a 16-0 record and 2017 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association 6A state championship.
The 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year, Jurkovec was the No. 66-ranked overall player nationally, No. 5 dual-threat quarterback nationally and No. 2 player from Pennsylvania by 247Sports.com. He was rated the No. 120-ranked overall player nationally, No. 8 pocket passer nationally and No. 3 player from Pennsylvania by ESPN.com and the No. 55-ranked overall player nationally, No. 4 dual-threat quarterback nationally and No. 2 player from Pennsylvania by Rivals.com.
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