NCAAFootball 2019: WKU vs FIU

Tight end Kyle Fourtenbary catches a pass between two Florida International defenders during a game last fall in Miami, Florida.

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CEDAR FALLS – The University of Northern Iowa football program has secured a valuable graduate transfer at tight end.

Kyle Fourtenbary will join the Panthers following a career at Western Kentucky University where he tallied 506 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 53 catches over three seasons.

UNI offensive coordinator Ryan Mahaffey was Fourtenbary’s tight ends coach during a productive sophomore season with the Hilltoppers. He caught 36 passes for 302 yards and two scores that season.

Fourtenbary was named to the 2019 Preseason Mackey Award Watch List, but a preseason injury and a new offensive system limited his junior-year production to nine catches for 108 yards and a touchdown in 12 games.

The addition of Fourtenbary will help boost a position group that lost 2019 FCS Preseason All-American Briley Moore to Kansas State as a graduate transfer.

Senior Tristan Bohr was the most experienced tight end on UNI’s roster prior to Fourtenbary’s addition. Bohr caught nine passes for 71 yards before suffering a season-ending injury five games into the 2019 campaign.

The UNI football program has yet to determine a timeline for the return of players to workouts following the delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI Football has added graduate transfer tight end Kyle Fourtenbary to the recruiting class for the 2020 season.

Fourtenbary comes to UNI from Western Kentucky University where he has tallied 506 yards and three touchdowns on 53 receptions in three seasons.

His best season was his sophomore year in 2018 when he notched 36 receptions for 302 yards and two TDs. His tight ends coach at the time is current UNI Offensive Coordinator Ryan Mahaffey.

He was named to the 2019 Preseason Mackey Award Watch List, but a preseason injury and a new offensive system limited his production. He played in all 12 games but had just nine receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown.

He has one year of eligibility remaining and will add depth to a tight end room that struggled with injuries a season ago. Tristan Bohr is the leading returning tight end for UNI and he played in just five games because of a season-ending injury. He caught nine passes for 71 yards.

The timeline for the return of players to offseason workouts or practices has yet to be determined because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

This article originally ran on wcfcourier.com.

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