R. J. Archer
|File:NFL quarterback R.J. Archer.jpg|
|No. 6 Seattle Seahawks|
|Date of birth:||August 5, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Charlottesville, Virginia|
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|High school:||Charlottesville (VA) Albemarle|
|College:||William & Mary|
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|Career Arena football statistics|
|Comp. / Att.:||885 / 1,482|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Rush James "R. J." Archer II (born August 5, 1987) is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, afterwards signing with the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.
Archer enrolled at The College of William & Mary and was redshirted his first year, during which time he ran the scout team. During the 2006 and 2007 seasons, he changed positions from quarterback to wide receiver, where he totaled 69 receptions. In 2008, he moved back to quarterback, but was not the full-time starter until the 2009 season when he threw for 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
College career statistics
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Archer went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, but was signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent. He was released prior to training camp on June 29. On November 10, 2010, Archer signed with the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League.
With injuries to Vikings quarterbacks Brett Favre and Joe Webb, Minnesota re-signed him to the practice squad on December 7. He was subsequently placed on the Other League Exempt list by the Spokane Shock. He was elevated to the Vikings' 53-man roster on December 20 when quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was placed on injured reserve. He took the roster spot of guard Steve Hutchinson. The next day, it was reported that Archer was waived by the Vikings in favor of quarterback Rhett Bomar, who was signed off the practice squad of the New York Giants.
Archer has played three season in the Arena Football League, each time with a different team. He played 2011 with the Milwaukee Mustangs, 2012 with the Georgia Force, and 2013 with the Jacksonville Sharks.
- "ArenaFan: Rush 'RJ' Archer". Retrieved 29 April 2013.
- McIntyre, Brian. "R.J. Archer added by Lions to compete with Moore". Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- McCosky, Chris (August 23, 2012). "Lions release QB RJ Archer to make room for special teams ace Kassim Osgood". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
- "The Blue Bombers have also added a QB R.J. Archer to practice roster". Retrieved 11 October 2012.
- Don Coble (February 10, 2015). "Former Jacksonville Sharks QB R.J. Archer excited about getting NFL shot in Seattle". www.jacksonville.com. The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved February 11, 2015.