Football: Former Wake Forest quarterback Tyler Cameron to become Owl

Comes from Jupiter, holds two years of eligibility left

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Football: Former Wake Forest quarterback Tyler Cameron to become Owl

Photo by Tim Murphy | Contributing Photographer

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Photo by Tim Murphy | Contributing Photographer

Photo by Tim Murphy | Contributing Photographer

Ryan Lynch, Sports Editor

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FAU’s quarterback picture got a little more crowded earlier this week, after the team announced on their website that graduate student Tyler Cameron will join the team as a quarterback.

Cameron, originally from Jupiter, Florida, played his high school years at Jupiter High and played in six games in two seasons with Wake Forest, throwing for 140 yards and no touchdowns on 17 -for- 40 passing.

In the scheme of things, Cameron will have to learn the pace of offense, as well as the terminology during August workouts. He will compete with both redshirt freshman Jason Driskel and true freshman Daniel Parr for the backup job this year, and will try for the starting job in 2016.

The move gives the Owls options coming into summer workouts. The extra QB gives Partridge the ability to redshirt Parr to keep him eligible for four years. It also provides the team with someone who has college experience, as both Parr and Driskel have yet to take a snap in a non-scrimmage game.

Worth noting is that Cameron graduated from Wake Forest in three years with a degree in communication after being admitted early. He is a walk-on to the FAU program, meaning he will not cost the team a scholarship slot.