Drew Ott’s time in Iowa City came to an end one year sooner than he would’ve liked.

After a long, drawn-out process, the NCAA denied his appeal for a medical hardship waiver on Wednesday. He’ll move on to the NFL, where he’ll have a rushed pre-evaluation period, to say the least.

But Ott didn’t want to go to the next level without giving a proper farewell. He took to Instagram to share one final thank you to the Iowa fans who supported him: