TAMPA — University of South Florida head coach Skip Holtz announced that senior defensive tackle Leslie Stirrups has been dismissed from the football program for violation of team rules.

Stirrups worked in a reserve role in 2009 and played in nine games.  He tallied nine total tackles and one tackle for loss.

The Hillsborough high school graduate played two junior college seasons at Pearl River Community College (Miss.) and East Mississippi Community College before joining the USF program during the summer of 2009.