It is not very often you see an FBS player transfer down to the FCS especially when they have had a solid career as an FBS player. Well, this year Kyle Fourtenbary the former Western Kentucky pass catcher made a decision to transfer to Northern Iowa, which is HUGE.
You maybe asking yourselves the question why would Fourtenbary transfer to an FCS, but this is a brilliant move. Let me explain. Fourtenbary will be replacing Briley Moore, who was the most targeted player on the UNI offense. Moore, announced earlier this year that he was transferring to Kansas State to return closer to his home in Kansas City. Fourtenbary on the other hand only had 9 receptions last season for 108 yards.
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That comes after a monstrous redshirt sophomore season. In 2018, Fourtenbary was one of the main targets for the WKU offense. He finished the 2018 season with 36 receptions for 302 yards and scored twice. His ability to get open was catching the eye of NFL scouts. Shoot, he was even mentioned for the John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. That is for the best tight end in college football.
So Fourtenbary made a decision to go to UNI to hopefully be utilized as a graduating senior. Fourtnebary is going to get the ball for the Panthers, and I would not be surprised if he takes over Moore’s role and ends up with 40 plus receptions. If this happens Fourtenbary will solidify his draft stock as a player who can do it at any level.
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:
Fourtenbary was a two star player in 2016 when he signed with Western Kentucky, but after his 2018 season we all were able to see the kid has the ability to be a solid tight end and someone with a future at the next level. By Kyle joining UNI, they fill a huge void in their offense by replacing Briley Moore with Fourtenbary. I usually do not write up players who have no film at the FCS level, but I am telling you this kid if healthy will be a huge addition to the Panthers. – Damond Talbot, Owner, NFL Draft Diamonds