A four-year varsity football player, Reggie Archer was honored Dec. 5 with the 2014 Boden Award, which is given annually to a Mercy football player. An all-county running back/defensive back, Archer helped lead the Monarchs into the playoffs twice during his tenure.
The award is given to a player who has outstanding character, morals, academics and exemplifies the Mercy spirit.
Archer received a $1,000 scholarship along with a trophy. The award has been presented annually for more than 42 years and is presented in memory of Robert Boden.
Archer helped lead the Monarchs to a 4-4 regular season record this year and trip to the postseason, where they lost to John Glenn. Archer plays basketball as well now during the winter season.