Tyler Buchner, former Notre Dame QB, announces transfer destination
Tyler Buchner, a Notre Dame QB transfer who reportedly visited Alabama this week, has announced his decision to commit to the Crimson Tide.
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“Sometimes life brings opportunities that are beyond anything you can imagine and that is what has happened today,” he wrote on social media. “… I know this is the best decision for my future. And I can’t wait to get to Tuscaloosa and begin the next step of my football journey.”
Buchner — the team’s starter heading into the 2022 season before an early injury — previously competed at Notre Dame for the starting job with Sam Hartman, but all signs point to Hartman as the likely starter.
Buchner last season missed 10 of 13 games, and he finished the season going 46-for-83 with 652 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He ran for 123 yards and 4 touchdowns in his 3 games.
In 2021, Buchner appeared in 10 games including 8 of the last 9 contests, and finished the season with 6 TDs, three passing and 3 rushing, with 634 total yards, 336 rushing and 298 passing. He completed 21-of-35 passes (60.0%) and threw 3 interceptions, ran 46 times on the season, and averaged 7.3 yards per carry and 33.6 yards per game on the ground.
Matt Hayes wrote about the situation at Alabama, including Jalen Milroe and Ty Simpson, ahead of this decision.
— Tyler Buchner (@tylerbuchner) April 27, 2023