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R. J. Archer

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No. 6 Seattle Seahawks
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-05) August 5, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth: Charlottesville, Virginia
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Career information
High school: Charlottesville (VA) Albemarle
College: William & Mary
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
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TD-INT: 0-0
Passing Yards: 0
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Career Arena football statistics
Comp. / Att.: 885 / 1,482
Passing yards: 10,119
TD-INT: 180-43
QB Rating: 98.57
Rushing TD: 12
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.

High school

Archer was a three-year starter at Albemarle High School. He holds the school's record for passing yards (4,568), touchdown passes (41), completions, and attempts.[1]

College

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.[2] 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

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
William & Mary Tribe
Season Passing Rushing Receiving
Comp Att Yards Pct. TD Int QB Rating Att Yards Avg TD Rec Yards TD
2006 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 30 489 0
2007 1 3 25 33.3 0 0 103.3 1 -1 -1.0 0 39 451 1
2008 28 53 387 52.8 3 1 129.7 23 90 3.9 2 0 0 0
2009 261 433 2,778 60.3 16 9 122.2 100 255 2.5 5 0 0 0
NCAA Career Totals 290 490 3,190 59.2 19 10 -- 125 359 2.9 7 69 940 1

Professional career

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.[3] On November 10, 2010, Archer signed with the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

On June 22, 2012, Archer was signed by the Detroit Lions.[8] He was waived on August 23.[9]

On October 11, 2012, Archer was added to the practice roster of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.[10]

On February 9th, 2015, Archer was signed by Seattle Seahawks.[11]

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