North Dakota State adding transfer from MVFC rival

Former Northern Iowa defensive back Andre Martin is transferring to FCS national champion North Dakota State, one of the Panthers' rivals in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

NDSU head coach Craig Bohl, whose team won the FCS national title this past season, told The Forum on Tuesday that the 6-foot-1, 203-pound Martin will join his program for his final season after graduating from Northern Iowa this spring.

Martin, who led UNI with five interceptions two years ago, follows his former defensive coordinator and secondary coach, Chris Klieman, who left UNI for NDSU last year. Klieman was promoted by Bohl to defensive coordinator this year.

NDSU and UNI shared the MVFC championship last season.

NDSU also has brought in two recent junior-college transfers, linebacker John Tauteoli from Mt. San Antonio College (Calif.) and defensive end Jeremy Gordon from North Dakota State College of Science.