Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
Jake Archer joined Nebraska as a walk-on linebacker and worked on the Husker scout team as a redshirt in 2018. He will look to add depth to the Husker linebacking corps this fall after leaving Omaha Skutt Catholic as the school’s all-time leading tackler with 371 career stops.
Archer redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Omaha Skutt Catholic HS)
Archer walked on at Nebraska as a linebacker after helping Omaha Skutt Catholic High School to a Class B runner-up finish in 2017. As a senior, Archer recorded 131 tackles, including 11 in the state title game. He earned Super-State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star and was named to the Omaha World-Herald all-state and all-area teams. Archer set Skutt records for most tackles in a game (23 in the state semifinals) and in a career (371). He had five sacks and two interceptions as a senior, while adding 687 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Archer was also an all-state linebacker as a junior when he helped Skutt to the state final.
Jake was born on Aug. 21, 1999, and he is the son of Jeremy and Kathy Archer. He is majoring in business administration. Archer has volunteered with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race, the Malone Center and local hospital visits.