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.
— Pat Fitzgerald (@coachfitz51) February 4, 2015
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.
|Name||Position||Previous School||Years Left|
|Jordan Moore||Safety||Texas A&M||3|
|Thabo Mwaniki||Safety||Oklahoma State||2|
|Gervarrius Owens||Safety||Northeastern Oklahoma||3|
|Damarion Williams||Corner||Highland CC||2|
|Atlias Bell||DL||Iowa Western||2|
|Jamykal Neal||DL||Hutchinson CC||3|
|Taures Payne*||DL||Northwest Mississippi CC||2|
|Terrance Edgeston*||LB||Northeast Mississippi CC||2|