Louisville running back Michael Dyer has been on quite a journey since he entered college.
The highly-touted recruit out of Arkansas signed with Auburn and ended up being an instrumental cog in the Tigers’ national title run in 2010. He rushed for 1,093 yards as a freshman and was the Offensive Player of the Game in Auburn’s 22-19 win over Oregon in the BCS title game. He ran for 143 yards on 22 carries against the Ducks, though he was mostly-remembered for this play:
After compiling another 1,000-yard season as a sophomore, Dyer was suspended for a violation of team rules and he hightailed it to Arkansas State. He wasn’t long for Jonesboro, either, as trouble with the law caused him to head to Arkansas Baptist College. He didn’t play football there, but finished up his Associate’s Degree before announcing that he would be attending Louisville for his final two seasons of college eligibility.
And now, it seems his career is back on track as he took his second carry as a Cardinal 46 yards for a touchdown against Ohio on Saturday.
It took four colleges and a whole lot of drama, but it appears Dyer has finally found a home.