Texas Tech linebacker Cqulin Hubert has been kicked off the team for a violation of team rules, Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said Saturday.
Hubert, a 6-foot-1, 237-pound junior, was dismissed Thursday, Beal said. He would not elaborate on the nature of the violation.
Hubert was the Red Raiders' sixth-leading tackler in 2011 with 38 stops, including 5 1/2 tackles for loss. He also had a sack, an interception, a pass breakup and a caused fumble.
Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said earlier this month that Hubert showed some pass-rush potential on blitzes, so coaches had just started to experiment with him as a defensive end in the last week.
At the end of the 2010 season, Hubert was in on a career-high 13 tackles in a TicketCity Bowl victory over Northwestern, which seemed to set the stage for a promising career. However, he was only a part-time regular last season, making six starts, and was suspended from the season finale against Baylor.