Tony Archie | Central Washington University | WR

Twitter: @Tarchie11 | Instagram: @T_Archie11


Q: Tell us about your college (or pro) career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like. Why did you choose Central Washington?

A:  My college career has been interesting; with constant coaching changes it has caused me to adapt to different styles and playbooks which allowed me to gain knowledge of both the run and pass game as well as the importance of special teams. I was fortunate enough to have a pretty simple and easy, stress free scouting process. Central was the first school to offer me a scholarship to play for them. This showed they had faith and I wanted to go and win with the team.

 

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A:  Up to this point my biggest accomplishment is being 3x league champs. College football wins are very hard to come by and winning your league 3x shows dominance in a program.

 

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Central Washington?

A:  Special teams are the key to getting a chance at the next level. Since I am coming from a small school, if I am able to get on a pro roster it will be from my efforts on special teams.

 

Q: How was your career impacted due to the 2020 pandemic and what have you learned from the adversity?

A: Due to COVID I was not able to play a season in the fall. It made me miss it and want to get out there and compete.

 

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?

A:  I am majoring in exercise science and I plan on being a personal trainer at a gym and then open my own gym to train athletes.

 

Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?

A:  My past teammates would say that I am hardworking, I lead by example and I am silent but violent on the field. I don’t really say much just let my play do the talking.

Due to COVID I was not able to play a season in the fall. It made me miss it and want to get out there and compete.

Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?

A:  The most memorable play for me is the touchdown I threw against Idaho last season. The play before I caught a stop route and trucked the corner on the sideline. It was a tough hit, and I had a dejavu moment so I knew I was going to throw a touchdown as soon as the play was called.

 

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A:  My biggest challenge is my ability to communicate as a leader. I am a quiet person, so I like to lead by example.  I have been working on being a more vocal leader by taking a communication minor.

 

Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?

A:  I like to compare myself to Marvin Jones Jr. from Detroit. I have a similar body type and play style. He knows when finesse is needed and also loves to be physical which is very important as a wideout.

 

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A:  The biggest strength I bring to a professional team is relentlessness. I will always work with relentless effort and strive to be the best at my position. I know a lot about the game, but I also know I am still a student of it.

 

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or” pay it forward” in your community?

A:  Yes, at Central Washington we have a lot of team-oriented community service events where we can have the opportunity to hang out with the elementary school kids during their recess. The kids really enjoy it.

 

Q: How are you preparing for the 2021 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?

A:  I am training on my own and with my team competing and working on form so that I can come and perform in the top 3 of the players at my position.

 

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A:  My ultimate achievement would be playing in an NFL game. I believe I have the ability and want to compete against the best.

 

Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?

A:  When I’m not playing football, I like to hang out with family, friends and play video games in my free time.

 

Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?

A: I would end racism because it is the root of all evil in this world.

 

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A:  The most influential person in my life is my mom.

 

Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?

A:  I had heart surgery when I was born.

 

Q: What is your dream job?

A:  NFL WR!

 

Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?

A: I like to write poetry

 

Q: What is your dream job?

A: To play in the NFL!