DSU senior Mike Fisher explains his hairstyle of choice

Mike Fisher has been a mainstay in the Dickinson State football team’s secondary since he was a freshman.

So has his hair.

DSU senior cornerback Mike Fisher at beginning of 2012 season.

The 6-foot, 185-pound cornerback hasn’t cut his hair since the second semester of his freshman year, early 2010. Now, Fisher’s hair goes well past his shoulders.

While several college football players around the country prefer the long Clay Matthews-esque hairstyle, it begs the question: Why?

Fisher’s reasoning is simple.

“I’m going into business administration,” he said, smiling. “I figured, once I’m done with school, I’m going to have to be a little more clean cut.”

Fisher lives with DSU senior receiver Tanner Leak, who has been growing his hair nearly the same time as Fisher. Leak’s locks aren’t quite as long as his friend and teammate’s.

Both said they’ll likely cut their hair after football season is over.

“It’s the last time I’ll get to do it,” Fisher said. “When I’m older, I’m going to have to be clean-cut, shaved. It was something I did, said I’ll grow it out until I’m done with football and after that, I’ll cut it off.”

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