Former Notre Dame Quarterback Transfers to Alabama
Former Notre Dame quarterback Tyler Buchner is transferring to Alabama.
"My time at Notre Dame allowed to me to grow and develop as a football player while building lifelong friendships that were forged under fire," wrote Buchner. "I love my teammates and I will take those relationships with me for the rest of my life- they truly made my time at Notre Dame special."
The announcement comes two days after he officially entered the transfer portal and one day after he was spotted taking a visit to campus.
"I also want to thank coach Freeman, the coaching staff, support staff and the entire Irish family for all they did to help me mature both on and off the football field," wrote Buchner.
The dual-threat quarterback played two seasons with the Fighting Irish. During his time in South Bend, Ind., he saw time in 13 games, going 67-of-118 for 949 yards, six touchdowns and eight interceptions, as well as 82 rush attempts for 459 yards and seven touchdowns.
"Sometimes life brings opportunities that are beyond anything you can imagine and that is what has happened today," wrote Buchner. "I have committed to play football for The University of Alabama and head coach Nick Saban. 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."
The Calif., native joins an Alabama offense that will be led by a familiar face, former Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees, who joined the Tide staff on Feb. 3.
Buchner is the third transfer to come to the Capstone this off-season, joining former Maryland tight end C.J. Dippre and former Georgia linebacker Trezmen Marshall.