Former Auburn Tigers running back Michael Dyer has had one wild ride throughout his college football career. After starting with Auburn and being a part of the school’s BCS National Championship squad, along with being named All-SEC First-Team and named to the All-SEC Freshman Team. Unfortunately, Dyer was kicked off of the team for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Following his dismissal, Dyer bounced around Arkansas State University, where he was almost immediately dismissed following a traffic stop that involved a gun and marijuana.
Dyer then attended Arkansas Baptist College to focus on his degree, but now he is looking to come back for one final year to show that he has changed and the rough past is behind him.
“I want a chance to show people my character is better than it was in the past,” Dyer said earlier this month, via ESPN.com. “I want to clear my name. I understand the reasons I am in this situation. I placed myself here. I take responsibility.”
One of the teams that Dyer would like to play for during his redemption tour is the Arkansas Razorbacks. Unfortunately for Dyer, it doesn’t appear that his hometown team is interested.
Source: It’s “very doubtful” Arkansas would consider adding transfer Michael Dyer despite Dyer’s desire to play for the program. #Razorbacks
— Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) July 14, 2013
Someone will likely give Dyer a shot to return, but it is highly unlikely that the opportunity will come from a top-tier program.
Dyer is a very talented player and looked to be well on his way to being a great college running back, but his off-field issues derailed that legacy. Now, he has to start from the bottom once again.