Is the FCS next for former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu?

The 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist was dismissed from the LSU football program for violation of team policy, head coach Les Miles announced Friday. Miles did not specify the reason for Mathieu's dismissal.

Mathieu had two seasons of eligibility remaining and has been considered a high NFL Draft prospect for 2013 as a junior-eligible player.

To play again at another FBS school, Mathieu would have to sit out this season after a transfer. However, he could transfer to the next-highest level at an FCS school and be eligible to play immediately.

In 26 career games at LSU, Mathieu totaled 133 tackles, forced a school-record 11 fumbles and registered four interceptions. He added four touchdowns, two on punt returns and two on fumble returns.

Last season, Mathieu won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation's top defensive player.