Mike Norvell and Jordan Travis each took time to acknowledge the departure of running back Treshaun Ward on Tuesday night.

Ward entered the portal on Tuesday after a lengthy career with the Seminoles. He began the season as FSU’s No. 1 running back, but his role was more limited after he returned from a mid-season upper-body injury.

Ward still finished the season second on the team in rushing and, more importantly, was a major part of FSU’s remarkable turnaround in 2022.

Here’s Norvell’s statement on his departure:

Here’s what Travis said about Ward’s decision to enter the portal:

Ward leaves Florida State after four seasons in Tallahassee. He rushed for 1,241 yards and 12 touchdowns during his time with the Noles. The majority of that production came over the past two seasons.

Ward, originally from Plant City, Fla., began his career at FSU as a walk-on despite being a 3-star prospect in the class of 2019. He had offers from programs like Maryland, Cincinnati and Minnesota.

He will have two years of eligibility remaining at his next destination.