Cameron Clear will end his Tennessee playing career with just one catch for four yards.
The 6-foot-6, 283-pound tight end was dismissed from the Volunteers' football team on May 25 by coach Derek Dooley following Clear's arrest on May 22 for theft of property valued between $1,000 and $10,000.
He had been suspended indefinitely from the program on May 23.
"It hurts anytime a player is dismissed from the program, but there comes a time when a player's actions dictate that his privilege of being a part of this team should be removed," Dooley said in a release. "We will continue to support Cam and his family to help him learn from his actions and become the person and player I believe he has the potential to be."
The Memphis native played in all 12 of Tennessee's games in 2011 as a true freshman, starting the final two. He was the top-ranked player in the state in the class of 2011, according to 247Sports.com.
Clear went through spring practice as the No. 2 tight end behind starter Mychal Rivera, but was expected to have a significant role this season because Dooley and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney like to use two tight ends sets. Clear was regarded as the Vols' best blocking tight end, and has even been projected as a possible offensive tackle in the future.