College Football: Former Auburn RB Michael Dyer Ruled Ineligible for 2012

Former Auburn RB Michael Dyer Ruled Ineligible for 2012

7/6/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Arkansas State announced Thursday that former Auburn running back Michael Dyer will have to sit out the entire 2012 season after the NCAA had denied his appeal for waiver, reports the Associated Press.Apr 16, 2011; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Michael Dyer (5) carries the ball during the A-Day Spring Game at Jordan Hare Stadium.  Mandatory Credit John Reed-US PRESSWIRE

Dyer, who spent two seasons with Auburn, was hoping for immediate eligibility to play with the Red Wolves.

The 5'9", 210-pound RB combined for 2,335 yards off 424 carries (5.5 ypc) and 15 touchdowns for the Tigers, including a 143-yard performance against Oregon in the national championship as a freshman.

Dyer was suspended for the Chick-Fil-A Bowl last year and informed coach Gene Chizik of his intention to transfer following the game.

Former Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn was hired as Arkansas State's new head coach last December.


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7/6/12   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

horacenick wrote:
His stats look good, so what's the reason for the suspension?

No suspension, just not granted immediate athletic eligibility due to NCAA regulations on transfers.

7/6/12   |   horacenick   |   5 respect

His stats look good, so what's the reason for the suspension?