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Northwestern picks up Bowling Green transfer running back Andrew Clair

A needed addition following the transfer of two running backs this offseason.

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Andrew Clair, a Bowling Green running back who saw significant playing time throughout all of his four years with the Falcons, announced Monday that he will transfer to Northwestern for his final year of eligibility, according to his Twitter.

The running backs room was getting light with the departures of Drake Anderson and Isaiah Bowser this offseason, making Clair’s commitment a nice addition for a young position group in need of depth.

Clair was the starter for BGSU each of his first two seasons, rushing for 725 and 702 yards, respectively, in his freshman and sophomore seasons. Unfortunately, the St. Louis native only saw the field in eight total games during the past two seasons as he missed most of his junior year due to injury, and in the Covid-altered season of 2020 was only able to play in four of Bowling Green’s five games.

Clair has averaged an impressive 5.4 yards per carry on 362 attempts and punched in the end zone a total of 13 times in 30 career games. As a receiver, he saw a lot of action in his first three seasons on the field and has 44 total receptions for 330 yards and four touchdowns, per CFB Reference.

It’s unclear where Clair will slot in on the depth chart, with the young and impressive duo of Cam Porter and Evan Hull returning for Northwestern in 2021 and four-star commit Anthony Tyus II on the way from Portage, Michigan. Regardless, Clair is a solid pickup as a veteran for the Wildcats in the upcoming season.