Garrett Nelson played a huge role on the Nebraska defense this season. Nelson took to Twitter on Tuesday to discuss his plans for next year.

Nelson recorded 65 total tackles, 9 tackles for loss, and 5.5 sacks in the 12 games he played in this season. After another successful season from a stat perspective, Nelson is heading to the NFL.

Nelson declared for the 2023 NFL Draft and penned this message to Nebraska fans:

“Ever since I was a little lid, my dream to attend the University of Nebraska, follow in my father’s footsteps, and become a collegiate athlete was a constant in my life. Representing this University, the people of this state, and my family was one of the highest honors in my life. That being said after speaking with my family, I am declaring for the NFL Draft.”

The Huskers finished the season with a 4-8 record, but beat Iowa in the final game and earned the Heroes Trophy. Nelson had 4 total tackles in the 24-17 win over the Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium.

Nelson is the most recent Nebraska player to declare for the draft. Tight end Chancellor Brewington did the same on Monday. Husker fans will surely miss the impact that both Nelson and Brewington had on the field.