Former Auburn, Ark. State RB Dyer seeks new chance

Auburn running back Michael Dyer will be at the center of the No. 17 Tigers' offensive attack tonight as they host No. 12-ranked South Carolina.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Former Auburn and Arkansas State running back Michael Dyer says he is hopeful that a third university will give him a chance to play football.

Dyer has earned a two-year degree and tells ESPN that he wants to play college ball rather than enter the NFL supplemental draft. He says he wants to clear his name after drug- and weapon-related run-ins.

The former Little Rock Christian player helped Auburn win a national title as a freshman. He transferred to Arkansas State, but was bounced from the team after he was stopped for speeding and found with a gun.

He has two years of eligibility left.

A relative told ESPN there is some interest at Illinois State, Troy and Western Kentucky, which is coached by former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino.

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