Ex-Miami WR Garrett Kidd headed to Northwestern

Just months after former Miami Hurricanes wideout Garrett Kidd decided to walk away from the game, the former walk-on is headed to Northwestern to play, and on a full scholarship to boot!

Kidd made the announcement on his personal Twitter page.

Extremely grateful and blessed to be accepting a scholarship to play at Northwestern University next season! #GoCats pic.twitter.com/nIjxHHoUUW

— Garrett Kidd (@That_Kidd87) June 20, 2015

Kidd spent three years at Miami, catching two passes for 13 yards over that stretch, spending most of his time on special teams. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately.

Just what type of role Kidd will have with Northwestern remains to be seen, but it’s great to see him continuing his playing career with a Big Ten program that has shown flashes of potential in nine seasons under head coach Pat Fitzgerald. Hopefully, Kidd can step into a larger role and become a key contributor on offense.

Northwestern opens the 2015 season at home against Stanford on September 5.

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