Nebraska backup offensive lineman Jimmy Fritzsche has declared for the transfer portal. Fritzsche announced the decision via his Twitter account on Aug. 18.

The 6-foot-7, 255-pound Fritzsche gave an emotional thanks to Nebraska fans.

“With a heavy heart, on a somber day, I write this tweet as a goodbye to my Husker family and friends…” Fritzsche said. “Thank you Husker Nation, with a gracious heart, through all the growing pains, to help me realize the true joy of life’s ambitions.”

Fritzsche, an offensive tackle, never saw any action with Nebraska during his two years with the program. Fritzsche selected Nebraska over Clemson coming out of high school, according to Rivals.

Fritzsche is the ninth player from Nebraska’s Class of 2019 to declare for the transfer portal, according to Rivals.

Nebraska finished with a 3-5 record in 2020 and will kick off this season on Aug. 28 at Illinois (1 p.m. EST/FOX).