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Dri Archer
WR/RB #13
Height:
5-8
Weight:
173
Age:
23
College:
Kent State
Hometown:
Laurel, FL
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

CAR
6
YDS
18
AVG
3
TDS
0

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Biography

PRO (0-0/0-0): Drafted by the Steelers in the third round (97th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE NOTES
Dri Archer started 21-of-47 games at Kent State – 20 at the A-Back position and one as a tailback…Caught 99 passes for 1,194 yards (12.06 ypc) and 12 touchdowns…Gained 2,342 yards with 24 scores on 325 carries (7.21 ypc)…Returned 51 kickoffs for 1,436 yards and four touchdowns…Also completed a 24-yard pass for a score, adding eight yards on six punt returns while also recording three solo tackles…Generated 4,980 all-purpose yards, an average of 105.96 yards per game, as he recorded a total of 40 touchdowns and scored 240 points…Mid-American Conference Career-Record Results…Archer’s 40 total touchdowns tied P.J. Pope of Bowling Green (2002-04) for 16th place on the league record chart…His kickoff return average of 28.16 yards ranks fourth in MAC annals behind Bryan Williams of Akron (20.5 avg, 2007-08), James Williams of Marshall (29.4 avg, 1998-99) and Eric Page of Toledo (28.9 avg, 2009-10)…School Career-Record Results…Archer ranks 10th in school annals with 99 receptions, as his 12 scoring grabs tied Jurron Kelly (1998-01) for sixth on the school all-time list…His 40 total touchdowns are one shy of the school record of 41 that is held by Josh Cribbs (2001-04)…Finished ninth on the KSU rushing record list with 2,342 yards and eighth with 24 touchdowns on the ground…His 1,436 yards gained via kickoff returns rank seventh in school annals, while his average of 28.16 yards per kickoff return topped the previous Golden Flash record of 24.5 yards by Norman Warren (1977-79)…Also set the team record with four kickoff returns for touchdowns…His 240 points scored are third-best at the school behind Josh Cribbs (246; 2001-04) and Freddy Cortez (299; 2009-12).

PRO (0-0/0-0): Drafted by the Steelers in the third round (97th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE: Started 21-of-47 games: 20 at the A-back position and one as a tailback…caught 99 passes for 1,194 yards with 12 receiving  touchdowns…gained 2,342 yards with 24 rushing touchdowns on 325 carries…returned 51 kickoffs for 1,436 yards with four touchdowns…also completed a 24-yard pass for a score, added eight yards on six punt returns, while also recording three solo tackles on special teams…generated 4,980 all-purpose yards, an average of 105.96 yards per game, as he recorded a total of 40 touchdowns and scored 240 points…his 40 total touchdowns tied P.J. Pope of Bowling Green (2002-04) for 16th place in Mid America Conference history…his kickoff return average of 28.16 yards ranks fourth in MAC annals history…ranks 10th in school history with 99 receptions, as his 12 scoring grabs tied Jurron Kelly (1998-01) for sixth on the school all-time list…his 40 total touchdowns are one shy of the school record of 41 that is held by Josh Cribbs (2001-04)…finished ninth on the team rushing record list with 2,342 yards and eighth with 24 touchdowns on the ground…his 1,436 yards gained via kickoff returns rank seventh in school annals, while his average of 28.16 yards per kickoff return is tops in school history…also set the team record with four kickoff returns for touchdowns…his 240 points scored are third-best at the school…majored in business management. 2013: Played in 10 games, starting nine contests at A-Back…recorded 327 yards with four touchdowns on 25 receptions…carried 68 times for 527 yards for six scores…returned two kickoffs for 128 yards with one touchdown…scored 66 points behind a total of 11 touchdowns, as he also recorded a pair of solo tackles on special teams and generated 982 all-purpose yards…the team offensive captain was named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week after returning a kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown vs. Northern Illinois...named to All-MAC Third Team as both a wide receiver and a kick returner... averaged 7.8 yards per carry...led team in scoring with 66 points and 11 total touchdowns…tied for team lead in rushing touchdowns (6)...led team with 982 all-purpose yards. 2012: Earned All-American honors from The NFL Draft Report, Associated Press, Walter Camp, ESPN.com, Sporting News and Phil Steele…named Mid-American Conference Special Teams Player of the Year and All-MAC first-team as both a running back and kick returner...one of four finalists for the Paul Hornung Award, honoring nation's most versatile player...finished the year with 1,429 rushing yards (third most in a single season in team history) on just 159 carries with 16 touchdowns, as his average of 8.99 yards per attempt topped the nation...named Dapper Dan Club of Akron's Co-Sports Person of the Year...led the team with 39 catches for 561 yards with four receiving touchdowns...returned three kickoffs for touchdowns and averaged 36.9 yards on 16 kick returns (highest in MAC history)…named to Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll three times throughout the season...earned the Joe Fogg Award, honoring national collegiate player of the year in the Midwest...named MAC East Player of the Week for his performance vs. Bowling Green, after rushing 17 times for 241 yards and two touchdowns that both went for over 70 yards in the 31-24 victory…his 241 yards broke a Doyt Perry Stadium record…recorded a career-high 350 all-purpose yards, rushing eight times for 72 yards, catching three passes for 104 yards and two scores, including a 33-yarder and returned four kickoffs for 174 yards with a 99-yard touchdown vs. Ball State. 2011: Declared academically ineligible. 2010: Appeared in 12 games at tailback, and recorded 75 yards on 16 receptions with a score and 140 yards on 40 carries that included one touchdown…gained 451 yards on 22 kickoff returns. 2009: A reserve tailback as a true freshman, finished fourth on the team with 743 all-purpose yards…was second on the squad with 246 rushing yards on 58 carries and also had 19 receptions for 231 yards...posted four total touchdowns (three receiving and one rushing)...led the team with a 24.18-yard average on 11 kick returns for 266 yards.

PERSONAL: Attended Venice High School (Laurel, Fla.), playing football for head coach John Peacock…named team MVP, first team all-area and second team all-conference during his senior year…in 2008, rushed for 1,482 yards and 17 touchdowns on just 145 carries, while adding 21 receptions for 402 yards and five scores…helped lead the team to back-to-back district titles and an undefeated 2008 regular season…returned kicks, averaging 22.3 yards on both kickoffs and punts, including running back one punt for a touchdown…also lettered in track and baseball, finishing second in the 100-meter final of the state track meet in his first full season of running (ahead of third place Denard Robinson, former Michigan quarterback and present Jacksonville Jaguar) with a time of 10.49 seconds…son of Valerie Hart…Full name: Adrion Dante Archer.  

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  • Around the Locker Room - at Giants

    (1:39) Posted Aug 9, 2014

    Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, Quarterback Landry Jones, and Wide Receiver / Running Back Dri Archer spoke in the locker room following the 20-16 loss to the Giants.

  • Steelers at Giants: Dri Archer 46-yd reception

    (00:00:45:05) By NFL.com - Posted Aug 9, 2014

    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver/running back Dri Archer catches a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and takes it 46 yards against the New York Giants.

  • Rookie Report: Dri Archer

    (3:29) Posted Aug 7, 2014

    Bob Labriola, Missi Matthews, and Craig Wolfley break down the status of third-round Draft pick Dri Archer as the Pittsburgh Steelers head into their first 2014 Preseason game against the New York Giants.

  • LIVE: Evaluating the 2014 Draft Class

    Posted Aug 6, 2014

    Bob Labriola, Missi Matthews, and Craig Wolfley discuss each of the Pittsburgh Steelers' 2014 Draft picks and assess their development thus far in Training Camp.