Former Bullpup standout Matthews leaving TCU

By Steve Sell
April 17, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas — Former McPherson High record-setting quarterback Tyler Matthews is transferring from TCU, according to various reports on Wednesday and a confirmation from Matthews himself.

Matthews, a two-time All-State quarterback selection as a Bullpup who played in the U.S. Army All-Star Game in San Antonio, has not indicated his future plans.

He posted this on his Twitter site on Wednesday: “Thankful for the opportunity I was given here at TCU, excited to see where this next chapter takes me!”

Matthews redshirted his first year at TCU, then saw minimal time last year as he threw only three passes, all of them incompletions. The TCU coaching staff already has named Trevone Boykin as the starter for the 2014 season.

While at McPherson High for his junior and senior seasons after transferring from Goddard, Matthews virtually rewrote the Bullpup passing record book. During his junior year in 2010, he was 160 of 215 for 30 touchdowns and only three interceptions. He was 164 of 260 for 2,847 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior. He has the single-game TD record of five against Andover and six times he threw four touchdowns in a game.