Aidan Hutchinson won’t be leaving New York City with the Heisman Trophy in his possession, but he did get the rare opportunity as a defensive player to attend the prestigious event. That, alone, is a significant accomplishment.

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young took home college football’s most prestigious individual award, becoming the second straight Crimson Tide player to hoist the trophy into the air. Last year, it was wide receiver DeVonta Smith who won the Heisman.

Hutchinson finished second in the Heisman voting, ahead of Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett and Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud. After the ceremony came to a conclusion, Hutchinson had a message he shared on Twitter.

“Thanks to all my teammates, coaches and supporters for the #Hutch4Heisman movement,” He wrote. “Came up a little short, but wanted to congratulate Bryce on the win. It was such a pleasure to meet him, Kenny and CJ this weekend. Excited for what’s to come, see you at the top!”

Hutchinson’s season is far from over, as Michigan will take on Georgia in the Orange Bowl, one of two College Football Playoff semifinal games on New Year’s Eve. Alabama will play Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl, as well.

That matchup will feature Hutchinson and Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis, two of the most intimidating defensive linemen in the game. It should make for a fun atmosphere and entertaining game in Miami.