Iowa’s secondary just got a little thinner.

Safety Brandon Snyder is leaving the program and will pursue the opportunity to play elsewhere, Iowa announced in a press release Tuesday. Snyder is a fifth-year senior and will become a graduate transfer.

Head coach Kirk Ferentz said that he will release Snyder, allowing him to pursue other opportunities.

“Brandon is a fifth-year seniorwho has earned his undergraduate degree and wants to see as much playing time as possible,” Ferentz said via the release. “We are allowing him to be released, which means he can play for another team immediately.”

Snyder suffered two ACL injuries and missed nearly all of the 2017 season. He played in just one game for the Hawkeyes last fall, recording three tackles, an interception and a touchdown against Illinois.

In 2016, Snyder had a big year, totaling 85 tackles, three interceptions and forcing three fumbles. In three years in Iowa City, Snyder accumulated 99 tackles and four interceptions.

There was no indication of where Snyder may end up in the press release.