Indiana’s defensive line received a much-needed boost this week.

On Wednesday, the Hoosiers officially welcomed former Stanford defensive lineman Jovan Swann to the program. The Greenwood, Indiana native joins the program as a graduate transfer and will be immediately eligible for the 2020 season. He has one year of college eligibility remaining.

Swann played in 39 career games while at Stanford, making 19 starts. In the last three seasons, Swann has piled up 85 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 18.5 for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and one blocked field goal.

“We are pleased to welcome Jovan to our program,” head coach Tom Allen told “He is a young man from just up the road who started the last couple of years at Stanford. Jovan’s a very mature, sound player who will make our team better. He brings us tremendous leadership and production.”

Last season, Swann played in 12 games with nine starts at Stanford. He totaled 8.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks on the year.

Indiana is coming off one of the best years in program history, finishing the 2019 campaign with an 8-5 record and earning a spot in the Gator Bowl. Allen will be entering his fourth season as the head coach of the Hoosiers.