Iowa State defensive tackle Rodney Coe was dismissed from the football team Thursday for violating team rules, ISU athletics spokesperson Mike Green said.
Coe, a 6-3, 301-pound senior, totaled 37 tackles, five tackles for loss and two pass breakups last season.
He started the final four games for the Cyclones, who went 3-9 last season.
Coe — who was expected to be a key contributor on defense in 2014 — posted the following on Twitter Thursday:
— Chosen One (@COES_WORLD_ISU) March 13, 2014