Nebraska starting offensive lineman Brenden Jaimes has decided to call it a career with the Huskers. After making 40 consecutive starts with the program, he’s moving on.

Monday, Jaimes announced his declaration for the 2021 NFL Draft, where he will now focus all of his attention. He holds the record for most consecutive starts for an offensive lineman at Nebraska. The decision comes as the Huskers prepare to play Rutgers in a Week 9 showdown on Friday, Dec. 18.

“Being a Nebraska Cornhusker has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I chose Nebraska to be a part of The Pipeline, a tradition like no other,” Jaimes wrote on Twitter.

“After much thought and prayer, I have decided to start a new chapter in my life and prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Thank you does not seem sufficient enough to express my gratitude to The University of Nebraska, Coach Cavanaugh, Coach Frost, Coach Austin and the rest of the university staff for giving me a chance to live out my dream.”

Jaimes will not play in Friday’s game against Rutgers.

Jaimes is a two-time All-B1G Honorable Mention, a two-time Academic All-B1G and was named the team’s Offensive MVP following the 2019 season. He owns two program records: Most starts along the offensive line as a true freshman (9) and most consecutive starts for an offensive lineman (40).

Nebraska is 2-5 this season.