Northwestern adds playmaker to roster by landing former Bowling Green RB
Northwestern’s running back room has added some depth.
The Wildcats received a commitment from former Bowling Green running back Andrew Clair on Monday. He heads to Evanston after spending the last four seasons with the Falcons. He provides the Northwestern offense with another playmaker out of the backfield entering the 2021 season.
Clair made his announcement with a post on social media. As a graduate transfer, he’ll be immediately eligible to suit up for Pat Fitzgerald’s team this fall.
“If life was a gamble, I’m willing to bet my last dime on myself,” Clair wrote. “I’m going through life with God in front and my Guardian Angel behind me. 2021 will be full of accomplishments and new beginnings. See you in Evanston in the fall.”
If life was a gamble, I’m willing to bet my last dime on myself. I’m going through life with God in front and my Guardian Angel behind me. 2021 will be full of accomplishments and new beginnings. See you in Evanston in the fall.
💜purple hearts forever winning.💜 pic.twitter.com/mobdrHrROa
— Andrew Clair ™ (@_LuhDrew) March 8, 2021
Clair’s career at Bowling Green got off to a hot start, rushing for over 700 yards in each of his first two seasons with the Falcons. He piled up 725 yards and 4 touchdowns on 107 carries in 2017 and had 702 more yards and 5 additional scores in 2018.
In 2019, Clair sustained an injury that kept him sidelined all but four games and he played in just four more during the 2020 campaign, as COVID-19 shortened the MAC season. Still, the running back has accounted for 1,937 yards and 13 touchdowns while maintaining a 5.4 yards per carry average.
He’s also proven to be a threat catching the ball out of the backfield, hauling in 44 receptions for 330 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Clair was a member of Bowling Green’s 2017 team that traveled to Evanston and lost 49-7 to Northwestern at Ryan Field. However, that was the one game the running back missed for the season.
Northwestern is coming off a 7-2 season in 2020, winning the B1G West for the second time in three seasons. The Wildcats ended the year ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press poll.