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Michael Dyer
Michael Dyer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Little Rock, Ark.

High School:
LR Christian Academy

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 210

Position:
RB

CAREER -- Has four 100-yard rushing performances ... Named Offensive MVP of BCS National Championship Game after rushing for 143 yards, which is 10th-highest rushing total by a freshman in AU history ... Holds the AU freshman rushing record with 1,093 yards, eclipsing mark of 829 yards by Bo Jackson in 1982 ... Along with QB Cam Newton, became the second duo in AU history to each record 1,000-yard rushing performances in a single season (2010) ... In 1979, James Brooks (1,208) and Joe Cribbs (1,120) first accomplished the feat ... 180 rushing yards vs. Ole Miss was most by a freshman against an SEC team in AU history and was the third-most in a single game by a freshman in?AU history ... The 180 yards were most by an AU freshman since Tommie Agee ran for 219 yards vs. Maryland in 1983.

2010 -- SEC Coaches' All-Freshman Team ... Collegefootballnews.com Second-Team Freshman All-America ... Appeared in 14 games with eight starts ... Had only six carries (minus 13 yards) for negative yardage in 182 rushing attempts ... 9th in?SEC/55th in NCAA in rushing (78.1) ... 2nd in SEC/5th in NCAA in rushing yards for a freshman ... Second on team in rushing yards (1,093) and rushing attempts (182) ... Set AU freshman rushing record with 1,093 yards, eclipsing mark of 829 yards by Bo Jackson in 1982 ... Carried the ball 14 times for 95 yards, to lead all running backs, with a touchdown in season opener vs. Arkansas State ... TD run came from 2-yards out and had a long run of 20 yards vs. ASU ... Also had one catch for 9 yards vs. ASU ... Against Mississippi State in SEC opener, rushed for 48 yards on nine carries with a long rush of 16 yards ... Earned first career start vs. Clemson ... Rushed 16 times for 69 yards with a long run of 23 vs. Clemson ... Against South Carolina, recorded first career start and first career 100-yard rushing game with 100 yards on 23 carries ... Did not have a carry for negative yardage vs. USC ... In limited action vs. ULM, started and carried the ball seven times for 22 yards with a 3-yard TD run in second quarter ... Against Kentucky, had nine rushes for 56 yards with a long run of 27 yards ... Against Arkansas, rushed six times for 53 yards, without a carry for loss, with a 38-yard TD run in the fourth quarter ... The 38-yard run was longest of season ... Against LSU, led all running backs with 100 yards on 15 carries ... Against Ole Miss, led all rushers with a season-high 180 yards on 21 carries ... Also scored on a 30-yard run to give AU 44-17 lead in third quarter ... In limited snaps vs. UTC, rushed for 76 yards and one TD on just four carries ... Scored on 37-yard run in second quarter ... Started vs. Georgia and rushed for 60 yards on 13 carries with a long run of 13 yards ... Started and totaled 27 yards rushing on nine carries vs. Alabama with a long run of 13 yards ... In SEC Championship Game vs. South Carolina, rushed for 64 yards on 14 carries to lead AU running backs ... Against Oregon in BCS National Championship Game, earned Offensive MVP honors after rushing for game high 143 yards on 22 carries including a 37-yard run and a 16-yard run on AU's final game-winning drive.

HIGH SCHOOL -- High School Coach: Justin Kramer ... Nation's top-rated running back by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. ... No. 5-ranked player in the ESPNU 150 ... Ranked 11th on the Rivals.com Rivals100 ... No. 2-rated running back by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Named to the 2010 Parade All-American Football Team ... Was a participant in the 2010 Under Armour All-American game ... Named the 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year in the State of Arkansas ... Named to the PrepStar Dream Team as the No. 10-ranked player in the nation ... Ranked No. 14 overall and the No. 2 running back in the SuperPrep Elite 50 ... Also ranked as the No. 1 player in Arkansas and an All-American by SuperPrep ... No. 15-ranked player and No. 2-ranked tailback/slot back by Tom Lemming on Maxpreps.com ... Selected to the 2009 ArkansasVarsity.com All-State Team... No. 3 on the Mobile Press Register's Super Southeast 120 ... Member of the Orlando Sentinel's 2009 All-Southern First Team ... 2009 EA SPORTS All-American ... Finished his high school career with 8,097 yards rushing and 84 touchdowns ... Rushed for 2,502 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior ... Had 242 rushing attempts for 1,984 yards and 19 TDs while catching 12 passes for 219 yards and a TD as a junior ... Had 279 carries for 2,710 yards and 28 TDs and caught 22 passes for 183 yards and 3 TDs as a sophomore ... Rushed 131 times for 901 yards and 6 TDs while catching 7 passes for 61 yards and a TD as a freshman.

PERSONAL -- Born Oct. 13, 1990 ... Son of Andre Dyer ... Major: Pre-Business.

DYER'S CAREER RUSHING STATS
YEARG/GS NO YDS AVG TD LP/OPPONENT
2010 14/7 182 1093 6.0 5 38/Kentucky

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