One erstwhile Western Kentucky football player has found himself a new college football home. Unofficially, of course.
Late last month, Kyle Fourtenbary opted to enter into the NCAA transfer database. That was his first official step in leaving the Western Kentucky football team. Three weeks later, the tight end took the next by announcing on Twitter he is headed to Northern Iowa.
The Panthers play at the FCS level. That will allow Fourtenbary to play immediately in 2020. He is also a WKU graduate, so that would’ve granted him immediate eligibility as well.
The upcoming season will be Fourtenbary’s final one. At least, at the collegiate level it will.
“Excited to announce that I will be transferring to the University of Northern Iowa to finish up my last year of college football!” Fourtenbary tweeted. “Looking forward to a great season.”
Excited to announce that I will be transferring to the University of Northern Iowa to finish up my last year of college football! Looking forward to a great season @UNIFootball pic.twitter.com/rnCZTrXRqP
— Kyle Fourtenbary (@KyleFourtenbary) May 22, 2020
A two-star 2016 signee, Fourtenbary redshirted as a true freshman. The following year, he caught eight passes for 96 yards. Those numbers were good for third among Hilltoppers tight ends.
The 2018 campaign turned out to be a breakout season for Fourtenbary. That year, the 6-4, 245-pound Alabama native caught 36 passes for 302 yards and two touchdowns. He started 11 of the 12 games in which he played.
Entering the 2019 season, Fourtenbary was named as part of the Mackey Award preseason watch list. Last year, though, he totaled just 108 yards and a touchdown on nine receptions in the first season under new head coach Tyson Helton.