On Monday morning, The Mid-American Conference named Kent State’s Dri Archer its East Division Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Golden Flashes’ 38-24 loss against visiting Northern Illinois on Saturday.
Archer returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, which tied a school record set in by Norman Warren in 1979.
“We were preparing for it all game,” Archer said after the game. “Coach (Paul Haynes) had a feeling they were going to kick it to me. We had a perfect return set up. All 10 guys made great blocks.”
In his career, Archer has returned four kickoff returns for touchdowns, all of which are 97 yards or more. As a tailback this season, he has rushed 13 times for 96 yards and caught nine receptions for 135 yards and two touchdowns.
Kent State (2-4, 1-2 MAC) visits Ball State at 3 p.m. Saturday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Ind. The broadcast will be shown on ESPN3.