Tyree Jackson declares for the NFL Draft

The UB Bulls quarterback publicized his decision via Instagram

Kyle Powell
January 06, 2019 - 12:06 pm

Photo: John David Mercer - USA TODAY Sports

UB Bulls quarterback Tyree Jackson has opted to forgo his senior season and declare for the upcoming NFL Draft.

It was known that Jackson's time with the University at Buffalo was likely coming to an end, but what was not known up until Sunday afternoon was whether it was going to be due to a Draft declaration or a transfer. It was reported that the University of Miami had interest in Jackson. Instead, the three-year starter will look to get his name called at the draft this April in Nashville, Tennessee.

In his three seasons with Buffalo, Jackson appeared in 32 games. He owned a career 55.8-percent completion rate, amassed nearly 7,000 passing yards (6,999), compiled a touchdown/interception ratio of 49:24 and rushed for 16 touchdowns. Jackson helped lead UB to a 10-win season this past fall and a MAC East title, despite being upended in the MAC Championship game by Northern Illinois. For his season-long efforts on the field, Jackson was named the MAC's Offensive Player of the Year (28 pass TD, 7 rush TD).

The season also culminated with UB's third-ever Bowl game appearance; a date with the Troy Trojans in the Dollar General Bowl.

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