Former Auburn running back Michael Dyer may be on the move again, as he may be leaving Arkansas State and heading to Pittsburgh State University. Dyer was let go by Auburn in December of last year before the Tigers’ Chick Fil A bowl appearance versus the Virginia Cavaliers.
Dyer burst on the scene in 2010 and was a critical cog in Auburn’s run to capture the BCS Championship. He rushed for 1,093 yards and five touchdowns as a true freshman. Those rushing yards were enough to break the school’s freshman rushing record, previously held by Bo Jackson. Dyer capped off his freshman season with a bang, as he had 143 yards on 22 carries and was named Offensive Player of the Game in the Fiesta Bowl versus Oregon. Most importantly, it was his amazing run that set up the game winning field goal for the Tigers.
Dyer returned in 2011, his sophomore season, and rushed for 1,242 yards and had 10 touchdowns. Dyer was a unanimous All SEC selection but couldn’t stay out of trouble, as Gene Chizik had to show Dyer the door.
He rebounded and was set to enroll at Arkansas State with his former offensive coordinator, Gus Malzahn. Dyer was going to have to sit out the 2012 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Michael Dyer’s main goal is the NFL, and at Pittsburg State, he will be eligible immediately. Look for Dyer to enroll at the Division II school, play the 2012 season, then make himself eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft.