Kent State's Archer named Third Team All-American

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Record-Courier staff report

Kent State junior running back Dri Archer added to his postseason awards on Tuesday.

Just one week removed from being named a Walter Camp First Team All-American and a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, the Flashes' speedster was honored as a Third Team member of the Associated Press All-American team.

Archer, 5-foot-7 and 160 pounds, finished the season with 573 return yards on 15 attempts, including blurring touchdown returns of 98, 99 and 98 yards, respectively. He also rushed for 1,352 yards and 15 touchdowns.

He is the only player in the nation that has over 1,300 yards rushing and over 500 yards receiving for the season.

Kent State will play in its first bowl game in 40 years on Jan. 6, when they travel to Mobile, Ala., to take on Arkansas State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl.

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