Tyree Jackson will prepare for a career in the NFL.

The University at Buffalo quarterback announced Sunday that he will forgo his final year of college eligibility and will enter the NFL Draft.

"Since I was 5 years old, it has always been a lifelong dream of mine to play in the NFL," Jackson wrote in a post on his Instagram account. "This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I plan on embracing the challenge."

Jackson earned his undergraduate degree in social science/interdisciplinary studies in December, and entered the NCAA's transfer portal after the Bulls lost 42-32 to Troy in the Dollar General Bowl on Dec. 22 in Mobile, Ala.

The 6-foot-7, 245-pound quarterback from Norton Shores, Mich., was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Year as a redshirt junior. He threw for 3,131 yards and 28 touchdowns on 225 of 407 passing and was intercepted 12 times in 14 games in 2018.