Defensive end Larance Hale has been dismissed from the football team for a violation of team rules announced LU head coach Ray Woodard Tuesday morning.

A rising senior, Hale played in all 11 games last season earning 10 starts. He finished the season second on the team with 86 tackles, and ranked among the league leaders with 21.5 tackles for losses. Hale was named 2015 First-Team All-Southland Conference by the league head coaches and media relations directors following the season.