John FitzPatrick, a veteran tight end at Georgia, has announced his plans for the 2022 season.

“Thank you to the University of Georgia for the best four years of my life,” Fitzpatrick wrote on Twitter. “I received an amazing education, made lifelong friendships, and had the opportunity to challenge myself in the classroom while playing a game that I love, surrounded by fans who love it just as much.”

FitzPatrick is the 11th player at Georgia eligibility remaining from the national championship team who is leaving for the 2022 NFL Draft. FitzPatrick has left with 2 years of eligibility after he started 13 games for Georgia. FitzPatrick played in all 15 games for Georgia in 2021, made 7 starts, and and finished with six catches for 83 yards.

“I came to UGA because I wanted to play at the highest level and to help UGA win a national championship,” he wrote. “With that goal achieved it is time to move toward my next goal and begin preparing for the 2022 NFL Draft. I’m excited and hopefule to see what is next. Go Dawgs!”

FitzPatrick, a 6-foot-7 and 250-pounder out of Atlanta (Marist) came out of high school rated as a 4-star prospect and the No. 17 tight end nationally.