Michigan State’s Connor Heyward has been a productive player during his three years in East Lansing.

Heyward, who plays running back, is currently in his junior season and also helps on special teams. Earlier on Monday, it was reported that Heyward entered his name into the transfer portal.

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Heyward, a few hours later, took to Twitter to send Michigan State fans a thank you:

Heyward has appeared in four games for the Spartans this season and if he transfers, would be eligible to take this season as a redshirt year. During his first and second seasons at Michigan State, Heyward played in nine and 13 games, respectively.

During his career in East Lansing, Heyward has accounted for seven total TDs.