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Former Auburn star Dyer says he'll enroll at Louisville

Auburn running back Michael Dyer celebrated with fans after the Tigers beat Mississippi in 2011. Dyer announced Friday he will resume his career at Louisville.
Auburn running back Michael Dyer celebrated with fans after the Tigers beat Mississippi in 2011. Dyer announced Friday he will resume his career at Louisville. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former University of Auburn running back Michael Dyer announced Friday that he will resume his college football career at the University of Louisville.

Dyer, the MVP of the 2011 BCS National Championship Game as a freshman at Auburn, will be eligible immediately at U of L, where he will be starting his junior season.

"I am ready to start a new chapter in my life," Dyer said in a news release. "I have learned from my past and feel that Louisville is the best place to play the second half of my collegiate football career. I thank God for Coach (Charlie) Strong's belief in me. I am not going to let him down."

Dyer rushed for 143 yards in Auburn's 22-19 victory over Oregon in the 2011 BCS title game, completing a freshman season in which he rushed for 1,093 yards and five touchdowns.

Dyer rushed for an additional 1,242 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore at Auburn.

He was suspended in December 2011 after failing drug tests and left the school.

Dyer transferred to Arkansas State but did not play a game there. He was dismissed from the team after he was pulled over for speeding and a handgun was found in his trunk.

Dyer moved on to Arkansas Baptist College, from which he graduated last month with an associate degree.

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