IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa Hawkeyes fans have seen Noah Fant play his last snap in black-and-gold.
Today the superstar tight end announced he is leaving school early for the NFL and won’t play in the Hawkeyes’ bowl game.
“Since the very first time I put on a pair of football pads as a child, it has been my dream to play in the NFL”, Fant said in a post on Twitter announcing the decision, “I am very excited for what the future holds and extremely humbled by the amazing opportunity in front of me. I will always bleed black and gold and forever be a Hawkeye.”
NFL Draft analysts list Fant as a likely first round draft pick. He was a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award for the nation’s top tight end. Teammate TJ Hockenson is a finalist for the award.