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David Archer
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Personal information
Date of birth: February 15, 1962 (1962-02-15) (age 47)
Place of birth: Fayetteville, North Carolina
High School: Soda Springs High School
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Iowa State
Undrafted in 1981
Debuted in 1984 for the Atlanta Falcons
Last played in 1998 for the Edmonton Eskimos
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1992
Pass attempts     661
Pass completions     336
Percentage     50.8
TD-INT     18-30
Passing yards     4,337
QB Rating     61.9
Stats at

David Mark Archer (born February 15, 1962 in Fayetteville, North Carolina) is a former professional American football player. A 6'2" undrafted quarterback from Iowa State University, Archer played six seasons in the National Football League from 1984 to 1989 for the Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles. He attended Soda Springs High School, in Soda Springs, Idaho.

WLAF and CFL career

Archer played for the Sacramento Surge of the WLAF in 1992, throwing for 2,964 yards (NFL Europa single season record) and leading them to a World Bowl championship, where he was named game MVP. In 1993 he headed to the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Sacramento Gold Miners (part of the league's United States expansion) where in 1993 he threw for 6,023 yards, still the fourth most in any CFL season (Doug Flutie of the Calgary Stampeders threw for even more yards that year.) He threw for 3,340 yards for Sacramento in 1994. He played with the San Antonio Texans in 1995, and the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1996. After the Rough Riders folded, he was drafted by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the dispersal draft. He decided to not play in Saskatchewan as the contract offer was too low and retired instead. He spent the 1997 season as a CFL television analyst and returned to the CFL with the Edmonton Eskimos in 1998. His final game was the Western Final playoff game against the Calgary Stampeders with Jeff Garcia at quarterback. Calgary won and went on to win the Grey Cup. Archer retired after that game and is now the color analyst for the Atlanta Falcons and SEC college football.

In his five seasons in the CFL he completed 1,388 of 2,434 passes (57%) for 20,671 yards with 71 interceptions and 120 touchdown passes.



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