Dri Archer Earns ESPN Honor

The Kent State kick returner was named to ESPN.com's 2012 All-America team.

Dri Archer continues to get national recognition.

One of Kent State football's top players was recently named to the ESPN.com 2012 All-America team as an all-purpose player.

"Arguably no FBS player reflects his team's nickname better than Archer, who with the ball in his hands, usually is gone in a flash for the Golden Flashes," writes ESPN's Adam Rittenburg.

Last week Archer was named to the Walter Camp All-America First Team as a kick returner, the first player to earn the honor in school history. He was also named MAC Special Teams Player of the Year.

In his junior season Archer had 15 kick returns this season for 573 yards and three touchdowns including a 98-yard return against Towson, a 99-yard return against Ball State and another 98-yard return at Eastern Michigan.

Archer and the Golden Flashes will play in Kent State's first bowl game in 40 years as they face Arkansas State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl on Jan. 6.

Head coach Darrell Hazell will coach in that game even though he accepted the same position at Purdue University earlier this week.


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