Data Scout Notes: 2013: 3rdC-WR/3rdC-KR...(+) Coming off 08-29-13 Ankle INJ...PWCamp/PDoak/PMaxwell/PHornung/#7Feldman2013FreakList/TSX-PTW/PJet...2012: Consensus All-American Team/STPOYC/WCamp1st-KR/1stC-RB&KR/AP3rd-AP/HornungFinalist...2011: NA...2010: NA/#67RB/NA
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Draft Scout Dri Archer News
02/27/14 - 2014 NFL COMBINE: 10 TAKEAWAYS FROM INDIANAPOLIS: 7. While Muema elected not to participate, Kent State's Dri Archer certainly did, recording the 40-yard dash in a staggering 4.26 seconds. Archer came up short of the combine record, but left no debate as to who the fastest running back is at the 2014 Scouting Combine, posting a 4.26-second 40-yard dash on Sunday. The former Kent St. speedster was a full 0.15 faster than Georgia Southern's Jerick McKinnon.
While the NFL credits Chris Johnson with the combine record with a 4.24 clocking in 2008, NFLDraftScout.com records list Trindon Holliday (2010) and Marquise Goodwin (2013) with 4.21 times. Archer's 4.26 ranks in a tie for seventh-fastest since 2000. Everyone knew Archer was fast. The bigger question entering the combine was the straight-line speed of some of the elite running backs in this class. Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey, NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated running back entering the week, turned in a highly disappointing 4.70 time that could certainly affect his draft stock. - The Sports Xchange
12/15/13 - 2013 ALL-MAC THIRD TEAM: Kickoff Return Specialist - Dri Archer, Kent State...Archer also joined elite company, earning all-conference honors at two different positions for the second straight season. Earning third team honors this season at both wide receiver and kick returner, he owns the rare distinction of claiming All-MAC accolades at three different positions. In 2012, Archer was a first team member at both kick returner and running back. Despite missing the better part of four games this season, he led the Flashes with 11 total touchdowns and 982 all-purpose yards. - Kent State football
12/15/13 - 2013 ALL-MAC THIRD TEAM: Wide Receiver - Dri Archer, Kent State...Archer also joined elite company, earning all-conference honors at two different positions for the second straight season. Earning third team honors this season at both wide receiver and kick returner, he owns the rare distinction of claiming All-MAC accolades at three different positions. In 2012, Archer was a first team member at both kick returner and running back. Despite missing the better part of four games this season, he led the Flashes with 11 total touchdowns and 982 all-purpose yards. "Dri can do a lot of different things," Haynes said. "And it's going to be fun to watch him in the future wherever he ends up. Everyone knew he had a chance to go the distance every time he touched the ball and he's done it at three different positions." - Kent State football
11/21/13 - Dri Archer had 138 yards and three touchdowns as Kent State dominated Ohio 44-13 on Tuesday night. The game was close in the first half as Kent State (4-8) took a 17-13 lead into halftime. The Golden Flashes scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 31-13 lead and held Ohio (6-5) scoreless for the entire second half. Kent State rushed for 312 yards and its longest run of the night was from a defensive lineman.
Facing a fourth-and-4 from their own 39, Kent State's Nate Terhune took a direct snap and ran a sweep around the left side and hurdled a Bobcat defender on his way to a 61-yard touchdown. Colin Reardon threw for 213 yards and a touchdown for Kent State. It was the Golden Flashes' last game of the season. Ohio plays Massachusetts at home on Nov. 29th. - AP Sports
10/07/13 - WEEK 6 MAC EAST DIVISION SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kent State KR Dri Archer...Senior kick returner Dri Archer (Laurel, Fla.) on his first and only kickoff return of the season raced 100 yards for a touchdown in a 38-24 loss to Northern Illinois. The 100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown tied a Kent State record set in 1979 by Norman Warren. Archer now has four kickoff returns for touchdowns, all of which are 98 yards or more. - MAC football