Myles Dickens Sets His Sights On Saint Augustine University

The senior running back averaged 5.7 yards per carry on the season


Meredith Atkins, Staff Reporter

Senior running back Myles Dickens signed to play football with Saint Augustine University.

Dickens’ choice to attend Saint Augustine University factored in the location and the compassion that the coaches show for the players.

“I wanted to be close to home and play for a coach that wanted me and cared about his players off the field,” Dickens said.

Dickens is looking forward to “a brotherhood to be a part of and a new community to play for.”

Although it’s been an exhilarating journey in the recruitment process, Dickens experienced times of doubt and lack of motivation.

“Things weren’t going my way sophomore and junior year, and I lost hope,” Dickens said.

Dickens amassed 426 rushing yards in his senior season, averaging 5.7 yds per carry and 38.7 yds per game. These contributions helped to boost Dickens’ confidence in continuing his career.

“It felt like a relief, having somewhere to go and being able to play again,” Dickens said.

Dickens has faced challenges that have shaped him into the athlete he is today. He is now able to finally enter the next chapter of his life and keep working hard for his future goals.

“It felt good. It felt like all my hard work finally paid off,” Dickens said.

In taking this step, Dickens offered some advice to athletes who hope to do the same after concluding their Cougar athletic careers.

“Be patient and continue to grind even if things don’t look like they’re going your way,” Dickens said.