Stanford tight end Bradley Archer transferring to Indiana

Indiana football has landed tight end Bradley Archer from Stanford in the transfer portal. Archer announced the news on his Twitter page Friday evening.

Archer is a graduate transfer, so he’ll have one year of eligibility for the Hoosiers.

He spent his first four collegiate seasons with the Cardinal. He played in 11 of Stanford’s 12 games in both 2021 and 2022.

Archer did not record a reception in 2022. He’s caught four passes in his collegiate career, three of which came as a junior in 2021. He totaled 32 receiving yards that season.

The Livermore, Calif. native was a four-star recruit coming out of Livermore High School. Archer was tabbed the No. 14 tight end in the class of 2019 by 247Sports.

He joins an overall young but promising tight end room at Indiana. Redshirt sophomore Aaron Steinfeldt was named one of the offense’s most improved players of spring camp, and both he and redshirt sophomore James Bomba showed some potential last season. Both Steinfeldt and Bomba are Bloomington natives.

Archer will be the ninth tight end on IU’s roster, counting Anthony Miller, who will also arrive in the fall. But he’ll be just the second upperclassman in the group, along with Trey Walker. After spring football concluded, IU head coach Tom Allen said tight end was an area the team may look to address in the transfer portal.