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Mike Archie
#28 | Running Back | Hitmen Roster

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Through 2001 Regular Season
Regular 17 42 2.5 7 2 12 125 10.4 33 2 0 0 0
Position: RB
Height: 5-8
Weight: 205
College: Penn State
Born: 10-14-72 in Sharon, PA
Last Team: Tennessee Titans
How Acquired: Territorial

Professional Football: Dependable running back and special teams performer...Scored first two touchdowns of NFL career in 1998...first NFL carry resulted in a touchdown...earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance versus Cincinnati (10/18/98)…drafted by Oilers in seventh round (218th overall) of 1996 NFL Draft…in 1998, played in all 16 games as special teams performer and reserve running back...led team in kickoff returns with 21.7-yard average on 42 returns...recorded seven punt returns for 7.4-yard average...rushed for 24 yards on six carries and one touchdown...tallied 25 receiving yards on five receptions...earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for performance versus Cincinnati (10/18/98), where he recorded a 38.5-yard kickoff return average on two returns, 13.0-yard punt return average and threw an 18-yard pass to Jackie Harris on half-back pass play...first NFL carry resulted in seven-yard touchdown vs. Tampa Bay…replaced injured Mel Gray and returned two kickoffs for 24 yards against San Francisco (10/27)…played in the final five games of 1997 season, primarily on special teams...placed on inactive list in each of first 11 games...recovered Rodney Thomas’ fumble on a third quarter kickoff return at Dallas (11/27)...returned two kickoffs for 24 yards--including career-long 15-yarder--at Cincinnati (12/4)...replaced injured Derrick Mason and returned first career punt five yards at Baltimore (12/14)…spent most of the 1996 season on club's inactive list. appeared in two games on special teams…made NFL debut vs. Ravens (9/15)…replaced injured Mel Gray (back) versus 49ers (10/27) and returned two kickoffs for 24 yards.

College Football: Penn State University…including bowl appearances, played in 48 games with 13 starts, rushed for 1,830 yards and 14 touchdowns on 328 carries…added 77 receptions (school record for running backs) for 582 yards and eight scores…special teams statistics included 28 punt returns for 374 yards with one TD and 12 kickoff returns for 260 yards...majored in hotel, restaurant and institutional management.

Personal: Full name is Michael Lamont Archie…nicknamed Deuce…was an all-State selection for the Sharon (PA) High School Tigers...named Pennsylvania Player of the Year by USA Today as senior...Son of Denise Grubbs and Larry Prince…married to Crystal…the couple has two children, Jasmine and Michael, Jr. and lives in Nashville, Tenn…Most recently served as construction worker in the Nashville area.

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