NCAA rules that Michael Dyer must sit out 2012 season

JONESBORO ( – Arkansas State head football coach Gus Malzahn announced Thursday that junior running back and Auburn transfer Michael Dyer will not be eligible to compete with the Red Wolves during the 2012 season due to NCAA transfer regulations.

The NCAA issued a final ruling today denying a waiver request submitted by the ASU Department of Athletics which would have allowed Dyer to become immediately eligible to compete in the 2012 season.

Dyer went through ASU's spring camp this year after transferring from Auburn following his sophomore season in 2011.  The 5-9, 210-pound junior tailback will have two years of eligibility remaining at Arkansas State starting with the 2013 season.