Former Wildcats wide receiver Demetrius Fields is returning to Northwestern, though it won’t be as a coach.

Fields has been named the Director of Player Engagement for the football program. It was announced on Northwestern’s Twitter account for football on Monday morning.

In the press release, Fields duties will be to improve the player experience for all student-athletes within Northwestern football, plus overseeing academic progress, coordinating alumni mentoring programs, and much more.

Fields also spoke about the opportunity and he couldn’t be more thrilled to be back.

“I am extremely appreciative of this opportunity to be able to support Northwestern student-athletes, knowing firsthand the type of experience I was able to have here,” said Fields. “Thank you to Coach Fitz, Jacob Schmidt, and the rest of the Wildcat Family for welcoming me back in such an important role. I am looking forward to working diligently to build on the current foundation while working to enhance the holistic development and programmatic support of all football student-athletes now and in the future.”

Before accepting this position, Fields played for the WIldcats from 2009-2012 and totaled over 1200 yards receiving for his career. His best season came in 2011 when he had 32 catches for 382 yards and three touchdowns.