Carl Tucker’s one season with Alabama will be his last one as the graduate transfer from North Carolina announced on Sunday that he would move on to prepare for the NFL Draft.

Tucker, a tight end, played in 38 games for the Tar Heels, but just seven for the Crimson Tide. He played mostly on special teams, but did start the Missouri and Texas A&M games. Against Ole Miss, he returned a short kickoff by the Rebels for a 23-yard gain to set up an eventual Tide touchdown.

He thanked coach Nick Saban for the honor to work and compete with high-level athletes.

“Although I only spent one season with this amazing team,” Tucker wrote, “when combined with my incredible experiences at UNC, I’ve decided it is time to bring my collegiate football career to a close.”

He said he would follow his dream and prepare for the NFL Draft and thanked everyone for the kind words and support over the years.

At North Carolina, Tucker recorded 549 yards and four touchdowns on 36 career receptions.

Coming out of high school, he was rated as the No. 22 athlete in the country and No. 17 player in North Carolina by 247Sports.