There has been a lot of chatter recently, but now it is finally official: Michael Dyer has joined the Louisville Cardinals! Dyer was the MVP of the 2011 BCS National Championship game for the Auburn Tigers when they defeated the Oregon Ducks 22-19. He rushed for 143 yards on 22 carries and had the most memorable play of the game when this happened to set up the game winning field goal.
As a freshman at Auburn, Dyer rushed for 1,093 yards, which broke Bo Jackson’s freshman rushing record. He rushed for 5 touchdowns that year. As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,242 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Following some off the field issues, Dyer left Auburn and went to Arkansas State, where Gus Malzahn was the head coach. Malzahn was the offensive coordinator at Auburn when they won the National Championship. More off the field issues there led to Dyer also leaving Arkansas State.
After a year away from the game and just trying to get his life and image back in order, Dyer is now eligible to play right away and he has 2 years of eligibility.
Here is a video of Dyer as a FRESHMAN playing against SEC competition (mostly).