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Walter Camp All-American Team includes Dri Archer from Kent State

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Kent State return man makes Walter Camp All-American First Team.


Dri Archer of the Kent State Golden Flashes made the Walter Camp All-American First Team as a kick returner, the school announced on Thursday.

Archer, listed on the roster as a wide receiver and running back, returned 15 kickoffs for 573 yards (for a 38.2 average per return) and three touchdowns this season. He had 99- and 98-yard returns for scores among those three touchdowns.

Offensively, Archer led the team in receptions and receiving yards. He caught 35 passes for 539 yards and four touchdowns. He led the team in rushing with 150 carries for 1,403 yards (9.0 yards per carry) and 15 touchdowns.

Kent State finished the season with an 11-2 record and lost to Northern Illinois in overtime in the MAC Championship game. The team will play Arkansas State in the Bowl on Jan. 6 in Arizona. Arkansas State finished the season with a 9-3 record. Kent State coach Darrell Hazell will be coaching his final game with the Golden Flashes after agreeing to take the head coaching job at Purdue.

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