As a 30-year-old punter, there is plenty to discuss for LSU punter Zach Von Rosenberg, a former walk-on who first came to the LSU program under Les Miles and Cam Cameron.

But in his farewell message to the LSU family, Von Rosenberg said he would forego his sixth year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft and pursue his dream of playing professional football.

“LSU will always be a part of me,” he wrote. “I will cherish these memories and the friends I’ve made forever.”

He averaged 43.9 yards per punt this season, his fourth season as LSU’s primary punter. He also served as LSU’s holder for placekicks. The left-footed punter with tremendous leg strength and hang time improved his career average, which entering this season was 44.0 yards on 134 punts in 38 games.

His interesting personal story includes that he spet six years in the minor Leagues as a pitcher, compiling a 15-25 record in all levels of minor league baseball. He retired from baseball following the 2014 season, and then walked on to the LSU team in 2016 as a tight end, eventually becoming an All-SEC punter for the Tigers.