UB Quarterback Opts For the NFL
University of Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson has tossed his name into the running for the NFL Draft this spring. Jackson announced on his Instagram account on Sunday that he's decided against playing his final year of college eligibility and instead has opted to turn pro.
The 6-foot-7, 245 pound Jackson was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Year. In 14 games during 2018 he threw for 3,131 yards and 28 touchdowns completing 55 percent of his 407 passing attempts . He was intercepted 14 times. In three seasons at UB Jackson threw for 6,999 yards and 49 touchdowns.
In a statement released by UB on Sunday, coach Lance Leipold said "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.”
On his Instagram account Jackson stated "Since I was 5 years old, it has always been a lifelong dream of mine to play in the NFL. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I plan on embracing the challenge."
He's projected as a fourth to sixth-round draft pick.