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34 DAYS TO (TENTATIVE) 2020 KICKOFF: Levi Archer

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In which BracketCat counts down the 34th day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State linebacker Levi Archer.

#34 James Gilbert
The graduation of James Gilbert (34) leaves redshirt freshman linebacker Levi Archer as the only No. 34 left on the current roster.
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Disclaimer: As the 2020 current football season still is technically set to proceed as planned in Manhattan on Sept. 5, we will continue the Countdown as normal for now.

#34 Levi Archer

Redshirt Freshman | 6-3 | 217 lbs. | Goodland, Kansas
Levi Archer
Levi Archer
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Linebacker
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Special Teams
  • Status: On Scholarship

Levi Daniel Archer (b. Aug. 5, 1999) was an athletic prospect at multiple positions from Goodland High School who, for the time being, has ended up at the linebacker spot.

Despite his versatility, he grayshirted in 2018, deferring his enrollment until spring 2019.

Archer then played in two games in 2019 prior to a season-ending injury, but he was still able to retain his redshirt. He saw action primarily on special teams and as a reserve linebacker against Nicholls and Bowling Green.

A four-year letter-winner for the Cowboys, including the final year under head coach Chase Topliff, Archer picked up honorable mention all-state honors as a senior from The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle. He also earned all-league honors on two occasions.

Archer threw for more than 4,800 yards with 40 touchdowns in his career, while rushing for 1,300 yards with 22 scores.

He also played on defense, registering 91 career tackles and two interceptions.

Archer lettered four years in basketball and two years in baseball, earning all-league honors in both, while he was the conference champion in javelin as a junior.

Archer picked the Wildcats over interest from Colorado State, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming, according to ESPN. He is majoring in kinesiology with the aspiration of becoming a team nutritionist for a National Football League or college football team.