JD Spielman is leaving Nebraska after a successful run in Lincoln. But the star wide receiver wanted to leave the program on good terms and issued a statement thanking so many people as he heads to TCU to finish his collegiate career.

Over the weekend, it was reported by 247Sports that Spielman had committed to TCU after entering his name in the NCAA transfer portal. His decision to leave Nebraska was considered a “mutual parting of ways” by head coach Scott Frost, a choice that was best for both parties.

As he prepares to move on from Nebraska, Spielman wanted to thank his family and fans of the Huskers for their support during his time in Lincoln. From his Instagram account:

I just want to take a moment to thank my true brothers my family and the Nebraska fans for their abundance of support. I know you celebrated our wins beside us and felt our losses just as much as we did. The loyalty in the Sea of Red runs deep. You’re much appreciated and very important to not only the Cornhuskers’ success but also my personal success. Good mental health is also a key component to my success not only on the football field, but also in life, school, and relationships. Focusing on my mental health allows me to understand who I am, what my passions are, and what my purpose is. Football has taught me how to overcome obstacles and face adversity. It has helped me become disciplined, determined, and resilient. At the end of the day, please remember life is so much more than football. I am and always will be much more than just an athlete. Every day is a new opportunity. Thank you again to those who have supported me on my journey. I’m forever grateful. Lots of Luv and Go B1G Red.


Spielman has already used his redshirt season and did not graduate from Nebraska. He will need a waiver from the NCAA to participate in the 2020 season. 247Sports also reported that the association did grant Spielman’s waiver, though there has been no confirmation on that front.

Spielman had been a consistent contributor to the Nebraska offense during his time in Lincoln. He totaled more than 800 receiving yards each season during the last three years. He left the program with 170 catches for 2,546 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Last fall, Spielman totaled 898 yards and five touchdowns on 49 receptions. The Huskers ended the 2019 campaign with a 5-7 record, falling one win shy of bowl eligibility.