Clemson defensive end Ogundeko dismissed from program

Clemson defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko, right, was dismissed from the Tigers' program by head coach Dabo Swinney Tuesday. (File photo)

CLEMSON – Defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko, who was in line to see more playing time this fall, was dismissed from the Clemson football team Tuesday.

Ogundeko was cut loose “for a violation of team rules and behavior detrimental to our football team,” head coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement. “We wish him well.”

Entering his redshirt sophomore year, Ogundeko would have competed for reps at defensive end after logging just 16 snaps last year on defense. The Brooklyn native made five tackles (two on special teams) in the 2014 season.

Ogundeko is the program’s first player dismissed for violation of team rules since wide receiver Kyrin Priester was booted in the second week of the previous football season. Former quarterback Chad Kelly, now at Ole Miss, was let go in April 2014.

Ogundeko’s dismissal leaves the defensive ends corps to Shaq Lawson, Kevin Dodd, Martin Aiken, Dane Rogers, Chris Register and Richard Yeargin among others.