Wisconsin starting center Joe Tippman has announced his decision to enter the 2023 NFL Draft.

Tippmann hopes to join the long list of successful Badgers offensive linemen in the NFL.

“Badger nation, it has been a true honor to represent the University of Wisconsin over these last four years, taking the field day in and day out with my brothers,” he said in his post. “I want to thank Coach (Paul) Chryst along with the rest of the coaches who took a chance on me.”

Tippmann was a 4-star prospect coming out of high school ranked as the No. 325 player in the country, No. 26 offensive lineman and No. 6 player in Indiana according to 247Sports’ composite. The 6-foot-6 lineman slowly worked his way to the interior with solid results. Tippmann hasn’t received a ton of draft buzz, but his wide frame should help him hear his name called.

“As I look towards the next chapter of my football career, I am forever grateful to all those who made me into the athlete and man that stands before you today.”