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Dri Archer returning to Kent State for senior year

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Kent State’s otherwise sterling 2012 season ended on a down note, but the rising football program received some good news Friday a few days into the offseason.

In a press release, Kent State announced that running back Dri Archer has decided to return to the school for his senior season.  There were some who had speculated that the 5-8, 164-pound back would declare early for the draft, so the move was a pleasant surprise for his new head coach.

“I was super excited,” said Paul Haynes.  “It was good to hear him say it was the best decision for him and that he’s all in.”

Archer’s 1,429 yards rushing were good for 21st in the country this season, while his 16 rushing touchdowns were tied for 15th nationally.  He also led the Golden Flashes in receptions (39), receiving yards (561) and receiving touchdowns (four).

But wait, there’s more.  His 34.8 yard average on 17 kick returns was tops at the FBS level, and returned three of those kickoffs for touchdowns.

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3 Responses to “Dri Archer returning to Kent State for senior year”
  1. wustlumdnj says: Jan 11, 2013 10:39 PM

  2. thegamecocker says: Jan 12, 2013 10:31 AM

    Congratulations Dri and best of luck. You are a terrific college player, multi-dimensional, quick-on-quick, good hands, good speed. BUT, the most important thing at this point, is to EARN YOUR DEGREE! I hope you are close or on-track to accomplish that goal. I hope the Golden Flashes are solid again next season. Your return goes a long way to making that happen. But earn the degree….

  3. lottsmissingfinger says: Jan 12, 2013 10:55 AM

    5-8, 164 with those stats?

    This kid proves the old adage: It’s not about the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.

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