Marist Liufau has played his last game for Notre Dame.

The star linebacker announced on Tuesday that he will forego his remaining eligibility and enter the 2024 NFL Draft. Liufau also said he will be opting out of the Sun Bowl in order to best prepare for the draft.

“I am extremely excited for the next step in my journey, but Notre Dame will always be home,” he wrote in-part.

Here’s his official announcement:

Liufau made a big impact in the middle of Notre Dame’s defense this season. He was credited with 6 tackles for loss and 3 sacks this season, both of which are career-highs.

Notre Dame could look to replace Liufau’s production in the transfer portal or it could rely on one of its young linebackers to step into that role next season. The Fighting Irish may also need to replace JD Bertrand if he does not return in 2024.

Notre Dame’s young linebackers include Drayk Bowen and Jaiden Ausberry. The Fighting Irish also have a commitment from 4-star Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa in the class of 2024, who could be ready to make an impact next season.

Notre Dame will face Oregon State in the Sun Bowl to close out the 2023 campaign.