Lamar Jackson is ending his impressive impressive college career.
On Friday morning, the Louisville star quarterback announced he will declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. That means one of the most exciting players college football has ever seen will be taking his talents to the next level.
Jackson was the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner and a finalist for the award in 2017.
The decision came in a statement on social media.
“For the past three years, the University of Louisville, as well as the city of Louisville, has embraced me as one of their own. My time in Louisville has produced some of the best memories of my life,” Jackson wrote. “I have had the pleasure of being on the presence of some of the best professors, coaches, advisers, training staff, athletes and fans in the nation. With their help I have been able to grow not only as a quarterback, but as a teammate, student, and most of all, as a man.
“After much discussion with my family and coaches, I have made the decision to take the next step in my career and enter the 2018 NFL Draft … It has been nothing short of an honor to be a member of Cards Nation and to play for this university”
He leaves school with 42 records.
Lamar Jackson leaves Louisville with 42 school records: pic.twitter.com/ofsieVlZTO
— Kelly Dickey (@RealCardGame) January 5, 2018
Jackson finishes his career at Louisville with 9,043 passing yards, 4,132 rushing yards and 119 total touchdowns.