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Tight end Matt Bjorson the latest Hoosier in the transfer portal

Veteran leader Matt Bjorson will look for more playing time in his final season of college eligibility.

The Hinsdale, Ill. product played four seasons at IU and caught 21 passes for 169 yards during his time in Bloomington.  The 6-foot-3 and 241 pounder was also a key contributor on special teams.

As a senior in 2021 he post career highs with eight receptions and 69 yards while playing in all 12 games.

Indiana has A.J. Barner coming back in 2022.  He is expected to step in for Peyton Hendershot as the starting tight end.  The Hoosiers also have a cast of young players competing for playing time at the position including second-year player Aaron Steinfeldt and freshmen Brody Foley and Ryan Miller.

Bjorson played in all 12 games as a freshman in 2018.  He made five catches for 53 yards with a long of 22.  Bjorson pulled in his first career reception, a 15-yarder, in his collegiate debut at Florida International.  He posted season-highs with two catches for 31 yards in the Ball State win.

As a sophomore in 2019 Bjorson caught seven passes for 36 yards and a touchdown.  He played in all 13 games with his first career start in the Eastern Illinois victory, and gathered his first career TD in the win at Nebraska.  Bjorson was the IU special teams player of the week (Michigan State).

In 2020 Bjorson played in all eight games with one start.  He hauled in one pass for 11 yards and was named the team’s Ted Verlihay “Mental Attitude” Award.

As a recruit Bjorson was ranked the No. 21 hybrid tight end nationally and the No. 18 prospect in Illinois by ESPN.

For a complete recap of Indiana’s offseason transfer portal activity, GO HERE.

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