The Portland State football program added four transfers to its roster at the beginning of summer term, three of whom have played for FBS programs.
Offensive lineman Tyshon Mosley, defensive back Jordan Preator, tight end Cole Ford and wide receiver Nathan Hawthorne are all new Vikings and will compete in 2016.
Mosley is a 6-5, 305-pounder, originally from Sandy, Utah. He played two seasons at Utah State, starting 20 games. Mosley, a junior, was honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference in 2015.
Preator transferred from BYU where he competed in 20 games the past two seasons. A 6-foot, 180-pounder, he totaled 43 tackles with two interceptions, three tackles for loss and two forced fumbles while making six starts. Preator, a junior, is from Ogden, Utah.
Ford is a native of Bothell, Washington who played one season at UTEP. He competed in nine games making three receptions and earned Conference USA All-Freshman team honors. Ford, who will be a sophomore, is 6-4, 250 pounds.
Hawthorne played at Vancouver’s Columbia River High School, earning first team All-League honors as a wide receiver and defensive back two seasons. He also was an All-Region and All-State honoree. He attended Oregon for one year but did not play football. At 5-9, 185 pounds, Hawthorne is expected to contribute at wide receiver and on special teams for the Vikings.