Kent State running back Dri Archer earns MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week honor

Oct 5, 2013; Kent, OH, USA; Kent State Golden Flashes running back Dri Archer (1) runs as Northern Illinois Huskies defensive end Jason Meehan (49) chases during the third quarter at Dix Stadium. Northern Illinois beat Kent State 38-24. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


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.

Topics: Football, Kent State Golden Flashes

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