UB quarterback Tyree Jackson declares for NFL Draft

Posted at 11:53 AM, Jan 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 12:52:34-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Less than two weeks after putting his name in the transfer portal, UB quarterback Tyree Jackson has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Jackson made the announcement on his Instagram page Sunday morning.

UB Football Coach Lance Leipold released this statement Sunday afternoon:

"Tyree and I have communicated throughout the process. As I previously stated, we support Tyree and always want what is best for him. Though we are disappointed he will not return for his fifth season in our program, we are proud of Tyree for earning his degree and happy and excited for him and his family as he enters this next chapter! He will always be a Bull."

Jackson led the Bulls to the MAC Championship game and a 10-4 overall record, the best season in program history. According to ESPN stats, Jackson finished the 2018 season with 3,131 passing yards and 28 touchdowns to 12 interceptions.