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Mike Archie
Date of birth: October 14, 1972 (1972-10-14) (age 37)
Place of birth: Sharon, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): RB
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight: 204 lb (93 kg)
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 7
 As player:
Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans
New York/New Jersey Hitmen
Playing stats at

Michael Lamont Archie (born October 14, 1972, Sharon, Pennsylvania, United States) is a former professional American football player who played running back in the NFL and XFL.


Professional football

Archie was the 7th round draft pick (#218 overall) of the Houston Oilers in 1996. He played for the Oilers/Tennessee Titans for 5 seasons, including Super Bowl XXXIV. He spent the 1999 season on injured reserve and negotiated an injury settlement and release from the Titans in 2000. He played with the New York/New Jersey Hitmen of the newly-formed XFL for their only season in 2001.


As a tailback at Penn State, Archie rushed for 1,830 yards and 14 touchdowns. His 77 receptions for 8 touchdowns is a school record for running backs. He was a key contributor in Penn State's 1993 Citrus Bowl and 1994 Rose Bowl victory, the latter of which capped an undefeated season for the Nittany Lions.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management from the university in 1996.


Archie lives in Brentwood, Tennessee with his wife, Crystal, and their 4 children.


  • Nickname is "Deuce"'
  • He is best remembered for his comment during Super Bowl XXXIV, "Just gimme the ball, Coach! Just gimme the ball!"
  • Was named 1992 Pennsylvania Player of the Year by USA Today as senior at Sharon High School in Sharon, Pennsylvania.


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