BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State football coach Chris Petersen says he has dismissed defensive end Sam Ukwauchu of Pearland, Texas, for violating team rules.

Ukwauchu tallied 35 tackles, 4.5 sacks and tied for the team lead with three fumble recoveries last fall, earning freshman All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America.

He started 12 of the team's 13 games last year. Petersen did not say what the violation was. The coach also announced Tuesday that quarterback Jimmy Laughrea of Rocklin, Calif., has left the team.