Northwestern LB Is Dana’s Latest P5 Transfer

Nathan Fox

Graduate transfer Nathan Fox has spent four years at Northwestern.


 
Northwestern linebacker Nathan Fox will be a grad transfer at UH in the fall. Fox played in 3 games last season before an injury.
 
The Chicago Tribune said Fox had a “terrific fall camp” in 2018 and was expected to contribute. Some Northwestern-focused websites believed he would compete for a starting job last season.
 


 
Fox was taken off the Wildcats roster before the Wisconsin game on October 27th – presumably due to a medical retirement. In the winter, Fox decided to try to play football again and entered the transfer portal. My sources say he is a probable walk-on at UH.
 
Fox is 6’2″ and 230 lbs but has played sparingly in his career in Evanston. Having already redshirted, there is a chance he could get a medical redshirt and be granted a 6th year in 2020. Medical redshirts have rules that are pretty strict and exceptions are increasingly rare.
 
Fox went to Clear Lake HS and considered Stanford, Oregon, and Texas before signing with Northwestern.
 
On signing day in February, Dana Holgorsen said that “there are gonna be a lot of 4-year guys that sign with other schools and want to come back” and that his staff would “get as many Houston kids as we can get.”
 
Fox is the 14th defensive transfer since last season and the 6th to come from a P5 program.

Defensive Transfers

NamePositionPrevious SchoolYears Left
Jordan MooreSafetyTexas A&M4
Thabo MwanikiSafetyOklahoma State2
Gervarrius OwensSafetyNortheastern Oklahoma3
Hasaan HypoliteSafetyColorado3
Colin SamuelCornerUCLA1
Marcus JonesCornerTroy2
Kelvin ClemmonsCornerMinnesota2
Damarion WilliamsCornerHighland CC2
Atlias BellDLIowa Western2
Jamykal NealDLHutchinson CC3
Oliver Charles-PierreDLNMMI2
Taures Payne*DLNorthwest Mississippi CC2
Terrance Edgeston*LBNortheast Mississippi CC2
Nathan FoxLBNorthwestern1
Eyabi AnomaLBAlabama3