Texas Tech offensive lineman Beau Carpenter has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said Wednesday.
Carpenter started seven games at right guard in 2013, his junior year, but would’ve started more if not for two injuries. He suffered an ankle injury in the season opener that kept him out of the next three games and suffered a concussion that caused him to miss the last three games of the regular season.
He returned to the lineup for the Red Raiders’ 37-23 upset of Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.
Carpenter was in the rotation as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and started nine games as a sophomore in 2012.
The Red Raiders did not use many more than six offensive linemen this season, so Carpenter’s dismissal could test the unit’s depth even more going toward spring practice and the 2014 season.