Marcel Archer graduated from Cushman in 2002. He played basketball, baseball and ran cross-country for the Cougars. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School from 2002 to 2006. During his high school career, he ran for 1,835 career yards and 17 touchdowns. In 2005, he collected 896 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead his team to a 13-1 record and also helped St. Thomas Aquinas to back-to-back Florida class 5A state runner-up honors in which they were nationally ranked #10 and #3 respectively. Marcel went on to play college football, earning a full scholarship to Central Michigan University. The Chippewas made it to back-to-back MAC (Mid-American Conference) Championships, two Motor City Bowl appearances and two Championships. A two-year letterwinner at CMU, Archer played in 12 games as a true freshman in 2006 and tied for the team lead with seven rushing touchdowns. He rushed for a career-high 70 yards and scored three touchdowns in the Chippewas MAC West Division-clinching win over Western Michigan, earning the league's West Division Offensive Player of the Week honors. Marcel transferred to Scared Heart University where he ran for 1,073 yards and 17 TDs in his last two seasons. He graduated from Sacred Heart with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management.