Jake 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.