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Tyler Ferguson entered his first training camp at Penn State with an opportunity to claim the starting quarterback job. The California product is leaving Happy Valley less than four months after losing the competition to freshman Christian Hackenberg, according to 247Sports writer Sean Fitz.
He was granted his release from the university and will transfer following the fall semester. Ferguson, a 6'3", 213-pound passer threw for 155 yards and a touchdown in five appearances this season.
Hackenberg gained a stranglehold on the Nittany Lions' quarterback position for years to come after a sensational 2013 campaign. He wrapped up the season with 2,955 yards and 20 touchdowns en route to Big Ten Conference freshman of the year honors.
Ferguson opted to forgo life as Hackenberg's backup and will seek opportunities elsewhere. Penn State will welcome 4-star quarterback prospect Michael O'Connor onto campus next month.