The Northwestern Wildcats got a bit of a lift at wide receiver on Sunday as a alumnus of the school’s son joined the program as a transfer. Garrett Kidd, son former Northwestern four-year letterman John Kidd, got to campus Sunday as he transferred from Miami.
According to College Football Talk, Northwestern released a statement claiming that Kidd had joined the 2015 roster and will be eligible to play this season. He is able to play immediately because he is coming to Evanston as graduate transfer from Coral Gables.
Kidd took a redshirt his freshman year with the Hurricanes and was a big part of their special teams during his three seasons. While Kidd only caught two passes for thirteen yards during 2014, but he was named the team’s Special Teams Player of the Week after he blocked a punt that was taken back for a touchdown by teammate Hugo Delapenha Jr. against Virginia.
Kidd is a former walk-on wide receiver that was put on scholarship in 2013. In February of this year, it was announced that Kidd had retired from the Miami football program. Now that he has been given a scholarship with the Wildcats, it seems that he will indeed rejuvenate his football career.
The Wildcats open the 2015 season on September 5 when they host the Stanford Cardinal.
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