Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Two days after losing to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl semifinal game, Ohio State Buckeyes star running back J.K. Dobbins will forgo his senior season and enter the 2020 NFL Draft.
Dobbins, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, announced his decision on social media Monday.
"Thank you for everything. Coming to Ohio from Texas has been nothing short of a dream," Dobbins wrote on Twitter. "I've built relationships that will last me a lifetime at this great university. I've created bonds with my brothers on the teams for the past three years that will never be broken.
"Buckeye Nation, thank you for all the incredible memories. I love you guys more than you will ever know. ... With that being said, and after a tough decision, I'll be forgoing my senior season and will enter the 2020 NFL Draft."
Dobbins rushed for a school-record 2,003 yards this season, including 174 yards against Clemson in Saturday's College Football Playoff semifinal game. He finished No. 6 in the Heisman Trophy voting and earned two first-place votes.
Dobbins, a native of La Grange, Texas, tallied at least 1,000 rushing yards in each of his three seasons at Ohio State. He ended his Buckeyes career with 4,459 yards on the ground.