Dri Archer Adding More Arrows to the Steelers’ Quiver

My first thought when the diminutive Dri Archer was selected in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers was “this is a reach.” It wasn’t that I didn’t like Archer whose moves and tremendous speed anyone would love, it’s just that I thought it could have been had a round or two later.  Archer has yet to play one snap of football for the Steelers but my mind may already...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Select Kent State RB Dri Archer In 3rd Round Of 2014 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers third round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft has been made and it's Kent state running back Dri Archer. Report via Dave-Te' Thomas. DRI ARCHER Wide Receiver/Tailback/Return Specialist Kent State University Golden Flashes #1 5:07.6-173 Laurel, Florida Venice High School OVERVIEW An early 2013 season ankle injury did what no other opponent could do […...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Archer blazes at NFL Combine for fastest 40-yard dash of 2014

Kent State running back Dri Archer ran the 40-yard dash in 4.26 seconds earlier today at the NFL Combine for the fastest time so far of the 2014 draft season, which came as no surprise to anyone who has covered Archer over the years. When I profiled Archer this offseason, he told me that he has ran the 40-yard dash before in 4.21 seconds and he came just short of that at the combine...
Via College Football Universe
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Kent State RB Dri Archer runs blazing fast 40

Video of Dri Archer running a scorching 4.26-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He was just .02 behind Chris Johnson.
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kent State Running Back Dri Archer Turns in Blazing 40-Yard Dash; Just Misses Chris Johnson's Record

Kent State is not known for  being a football powerhouse. To be honest--the Golden Flashes are not very good, but it looks like the team's second most productive running back from last season could earn himself a cool $100K after turning in a blazing fast time in the 40-yard dash.That is, assuming he wore the right cleats...From Bleacher ReportAssuming Kent State running back...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kent State Dri Archer NFL Draft Breakdown

Kent State has produced plenty of talented NFL players over the last decade. Most of them relatively unknowns until they make their make in the National Football League. James Harrison, Julian Edelman, and Josh Cribbs are some of the few who have flown under the radar in Kent, Ohio. Last season the Golden Flashes left tackle Brian Winters was nationally known and was drafted i...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

The most disappointing teams of 2013

PHOTO: USA Today Sports Early in October I wrote about the most disappointing teams in college football. I thought it would be interesting to take a look back now that the regular season is over (except Army/Navy) and see which teams end up on the final version of this season's naughty list. Let's go through each conference and which teams disappointed the most.... American...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The most disappointing teams of 2013

PHOTO: USA Today Sports Early in October I wrote about the most disappointing teams in college football. I thought it would be interesting to take a look back now that the regular season is over (except Army/Navy) and see which teams end up on the final version of this season's naughty list. Let's go through each conference and which teams disappointed the most.... ...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Kent St. defeats Ohio 44-13

Dri Archer had 138 yards and three touchdowns as Kent State dominated Ohio 44-13 on Tuesday night. The game was close in the first half as Kent State (4-8) took a 17-13 lead into halftime. The Golden Flashes scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 31-13 lead and held Ohio (6-5) scoreless for the entire second half. Kent State rushed for 312 yards and its longest run...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Kent State runs past Miami (Ohio)

Trayion Durham rushed for 109 yards and a score to lead Kent State to a 24-6 win over MAC East rival Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday night. Malcolm Pannell's interception with 5:27 left crushed Miami's thoughts of a late comeback. Miami (Ohio) took an early 3-0 lead after Kent State's (3-8, 2-5 MAC) fake punt attempt failed at its own 29-yard line, and the RedHawks capitalized...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

South Alabama grabs a 38-21 victory vs. Kent State

Kendall Houston rushed for two touchdowns to stretch a South Alabama lead and secure a 38-21 victory against Kent State Saturday. Houston ran for a 3-yard touchdown in the third and a 14-yard touchdown in the fourth to set up a 38-14 advantage for South Alabama (3-3, 1-1 Sun Belt). Quarterback Ross Metheny and Jay Jones scored the Jaguars' two remaining rushing touchdowns. ...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Watch: Kent State dynamo Dri Archer: The next Darren Sproles

The Dri4Heisman campaign was set to launch for Kent State jack-of-all-trades Dri Archer. Unfortunately, Archer hurt his left leg on the opening drive for Kent State. After running it out on the sidelines, the Doak Walker (best running back) Watchlist nominee returned on the next drive. The pain obviously Archer knew he wasn't right and went back to the sidelines where ...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Kent State powers past Western Michigan 32-14

Trayion Durham ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns to power Kent State to a 32-14 victory over Western Michigan Saturday night. In addition to Durham, running back Dri Archer and quarterback Colin Reardon each added more than 50 yards on the ground for the Golden Flashes (2-3, 1-1 Mid-American Conference). Archer also caught four balls for 48 yards, including a touchdown. Reardon...
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September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Zwinak scores 3 in Penn State 34-0 win over KState

This time running back Zack Zwinak's three touchdowns counted in a Penn State victory. Zwinak had 65 yards rushing and scored three times for the second straight week in leading the Nittany Lions (3-1) to a 34-0 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes. All three of Zwinak's scores came from inside 2 yards for Penn State, which bounced back from a 34-31 loss to Central Florida...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Scouting Report: Kent State Offense

To get you ready for Saturday's contest against Kent State, TSD is breaking down the Golden Flashes on both sides of the ball. Today we'll look at the offense, which is expected to showcase all-purpose star Dri Archer, though he's still battling an ankle injury.
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kent State beats Liberty 17-10 on late touchdown

Colin Reardon threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Chris Humphrey late in the fourth quarter as Kent State avoided a season-opening upset with a 17-10 win over Liberty on Thursday night. The Golden Flashes, coming off the best season in school history, were without running back Dri Archer, being touted by the school as a potential Heisman Trophy candidate who suffered a leg injury...
Via Fox Sports
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 1: Mid-American Conference Score Predictions

MAC EAST:KENT STATE VS. LIBERTY: Kent State will start the season at home against Liberty. KSU will have no trouble getting on the board. Dri Archer will be huge this season for the Golden Flashes and a potential MAC player of the year. Prediction: KENT STATE 38, LIBERTY 10BOWLING GREEN VS. TULSA: A very good week 1 matchup. Tulsa will be looking to run the ball as much as posible...
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

On the training camp tour

I love my job. It's rarely better than when I pack the car and the backpack to go see a bunch of undefeated football teams in preseason training camps. I brought a notebook. Saturday, July 27. Cleveland Browns THE SETTING: The team's renovated, day-to-day headquarters in Berea, Ohio. The Browns fancied up the training camp setting and the fans keep coming in droves....
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Player Profile Kent State Golden Flashes RB Dri Archer

Dri ArcherRunning Back/Slot Receiver/Kick Returner r-Sr. 5-8 175Achievements & Notes:Single-season record at Kent State for touchdowns with 23. 2012 MAC Special Teams Player of the Year 2012 All- MAC First Team (running back and kick returner)40-yard Dash:4.21 secondsKey Stats:1482 rush yards, 16 rush touchdowns, 102.1 rush yards per game, 9.32 rush yards per attempt, 561...
Via College Football Universe
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Kent State kicks off 'comic strip' campaign

KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Dri Archer has cartoonish speed. The Road Runner might not be able to outrun Kent State's do-it-all running back. So perhaps it's fitting that the school has kicked off a unique Heisman Trophy campaign to promote the lightning-fast Archer that includes a comic strip depicting him as a college football superhero. "The Archer" debuted Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Kent State kicks off "comic strip" campaign

Kent State has launched a comic strip to promote super-speedy running back Dri Archer as a Heisman Trophy candidate. The unique campaign features ''The Archer,'' a cartoon drawn by school alum Chuck Ayers, who has illustrated the ''Funky Winkerbean'' and ''Crankshaft'' comic strips. The weekly strip made its debut on Wednesday and...
Via Fox Sports
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Mid-American Conference preview 2013: Northern Illinois & Kent State return to MAC Championship?

Last season, Mid-American Conference Champion Northern Illinois made history for the MAC by becoming the first school to earn a berth in a BCS Bowl. To begin 2013, the MAC has a hoard of teams ranked in the middle of the CFU Preseason Top 126 including No. 15 Northern Illinois. There are six MAC teams ranked in the top 68 of the CFU Preseason Rankings and all have potential for...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Preseason All-MAC Team: Kent State & Northern Illinois bring back star players

NIU QB Jordan Lynch The 2013 Preseason All-MAC Team by College Football Universe is posted below. Ball State, Kent State, Northern Illinois, and Toledo all tied for the most players to make the first team with four each. Ball State and Bowling Green have the next highest on the first team with three players apiece. Miami and Ohio have one each listed on first team. The Mid-American...
Via College Football Universe
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 55 Kent State Golden Flashes season preview: Just give Archer the ball

No. 55 Kent State Golden Flashes (11-3) Coach Paul Haynes (first-year head coach)Returning Starters: 12, 6 offense, 5 defense, 1 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 115 The Kent State Golden Flashes were nearly last season's BCS Buster instead of MAC Champion Northern Illinois. After two straight losses to end the year in the MAC Championship and the GoDaddy.com Bowl, Kent State...
Via College Football Universe
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

MAC Preview: The Crystal Ball Run staff makes their conference championship picks

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) After a fun-filled week of #MACtion, which saw us discuss the league’s newest coaches, biggest games, toughest schedules and best players, it is now time for our staff to make their picks on who will ultimately win this league. (Also, for our staff picks on the American Conference please click here) Allen Kenney’s Take: Northern Illinois...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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