Second-generation Wildcat comes to Evanston after earning undergraduate degree from University of Miami
EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern today announced the addition of transfer student-athlete Garrett Kidd (Midland, Mich./Herbert Henry Dow H.S.) to its 2015 roster. Kidd joins the Wildcats immediately and will be eligible to compete in the upcoming campaign.
A wide receiver, Kidd spent the past three seasons at the University of Miami, where he was a two-time letterwinner. Since 2012 he appeared in 13 career games on offense and as a primary special teams contributor. He began his career as a walk-on before earning a scholarship from the Hurricanes.
Kidd graduated from Miami in the spring with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance, and he has one season of eligibility remaining at Northwestern. The Midland, Mich., native will study predictive analytics at NU.
In high school, Kidd was a two-time All-Saginaw Valley honoree and he led Dow High School to a district championship. Also an accomplished lacrosse player, Kidd was named his team’s most valuable player in 2010.
His father, John Kidd, was a four-time letter winner for the Wildcats from 1980-83. One of the most decorated punters in program history, he still holds records for season (45.6, 1982) and career (41.8) punting average. He was a first-team All-American in 1983, and earned the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1984. Kidd went on to play for five teams during a 15-year career in the National Football League between 1984-1998.