Northern Iowa will have the services of tight end Kyle Fourtenbary after he announced his transfer from Western Kentucky to the Panthers. Fourtenbary will be eligible immediately as he is a graduate transfer.
Fourtenbary redshirted in 2016 and then played in 12 games with three starts in 2017 in which he made 8 catches for 96 yards. 2018 was his best season statistically as he made 36 catches for 302 yards and 2 touchdowns when he played in 12 games and started 11 of those.
In 2019, Fourtenbary played in all 13 games for Western Kentucky recording 9 catches for 108 yards and one touchdown as a redshirt junior.
Fourtenbary bolsters a unit that recently lost Briley Moore to Kansas State. Northern Iowa tight ends only caught 14 passes for 103 yards and no touchdowns in 2019 as Moore suffered an injury.
Fourtenbary represents the second Western Kentucky player to leave the program for FCS waters in the last week. Steven Duncan also left the Hilltoppers as he chose to transfer to Tarleton State.
Northern Iowa tentatively begins the 2020 season against in-state rival Iowa on Saturday, September 5.