IOWA CITY, Iowa – Erick All has played his final game as an Iowa Hawkeye, and his final game in college.
The fifth-year senior tight end announced Monday on X, which was formerly known as Twitter, that he will enter the 2024 NFL draft.
All played his first four seasons for Michigan before transferring to Iowa as a graduate student.
He was leading the team with 21 catches and 299 receiving yards when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the seventh game against Wisconsin.
“After a crazy journey within these past five years, I decided to go ahead and enter the draft,” All said. “This decision was so hard to make but I truly believe this is the right decision for me.”
All released a long statement in which he thanked multiple people, including Iowa tight end Luke Lachey, who recently announced that he would return next season.
All and Lachey are both from Ohio and they became close friends during their short time as Hawkeye teammates.
“Probably the best guy I know,” All said of Lachey, who suffered a season-ending lower leg injury in the third game against Western Michigan. “Glad to meet and play with you, man.”
All transferred from Michigan to Iowa along with quarterback Cade McNamara.
They both played a key role on Michigan’s 2021 Big Ten championship team as McNamara started every game at quarterback, while All had over 400 receiving yards.
McNamara’s 2023 season was also curt short by an injury as he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the fifth game against Michigan State.
McNamara has announced that he plans to return to Iowa next season.
The Hawkeyes, despite all the injuries on offense, finished 10-4 and won the Big Ten West Division for the second time in the last three seasons.