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Former Pine-Richland QB Phil Jurkovec Cleared to Play for BC This Season



Phil Jurkovec will not have to wait a season to play college football for his new team.

Multiple national reports say that the former Pine-Richland and Notre Dame quarterback has won his appeal to the NCAA and will be eligible to play this upcoming season for Boston College and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Jurkovec transferred to Boston College back in January and is expected to win the starting quarterback job for new head coach Jeff Hafley.

The fact that Jurkovec will be ruled eligible to play in 2020 is interesting because Boston College’s 2020 schedule includes games against both Notre Dame and Pitt. Both of those games for Boston College will be at home.

Jurkovec arrived at Notre Dame with a lot of hype after choosing the Fighting Irish over offers from nearly every major program in the country. However, he and head coach Brian Kelly never seemed to click and Jurkovec decided to transfer following his sophomore season after being stuck behind incumbent starter Ian Book. In his two seasons in South Bend, Jurkovec completed 12 of 17 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing 24 times for 139 yards.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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