Archer Makes Return to Charlottesville

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

September 1, 2009

When William and Mary takes the field at Scott Stadium on Saturday night, a hand-full of local football players will be with them. One of them is taking the reigns of the offense as the Tribe's starting quarterback in his senior year.

R.J. Archer played his high school football at Albemarle and now has earned the starting job at William and Mary. Archer was a stand out for Rick Vrhovac and the Patriots and grew up going to Cavalier home games. The former Pat says that he dreamed of going to Virginia as a kid, but William and Mary seemed like a better fit once he got to high school.

Archer switched over to wide receiver at William and Mary, and also served as back-up quarterback. When Jake Phillips went down with an injury at the end of last year, the former Albemarle signal caller got the chance to start one game. Against Villanova, he showed his potential, completing 21 of 37 passes for 307 yards. He has also shown the ability to tuck the ball and run with it, making him a dual threat for opponents to handle.

Click on the above video link to hear from the former Albemarle and current William and Mary quarterback.


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