One of Kent State football's most electrifying players, Dri Archer, was named to the Walter Camp All-America First Team as a kick returner Thursday, according to the athletic department.
Archer, a junior, 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.
The honor is a first for the Kent State football program which has never had a player named to the Walter Camp All-American Team, according to a press release.
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.