USC kicker Matt Boermeester has been suspended from the football team as the university investigates a code of conduct issue.
Boermeester, a rising redshirt senior, kicked a 46-yard field goal with no time left in the Rose Bowl to beat Penn State, 52-49, on Jan. 2. The San Diego native transferred to USC in 2014 following one year at Saddleback Junior College in Mission Viejo, Calif.
Boermeester connected on 18 of 25 field goals and 53 of 54 extra point attempts in 2016, his first year as a starter.
The Trojans athletic department said in a statement that Boermeester is being investigated for a school code of conduct issue and that “student disciplinary records and proceedings regarding any matter of student conduct are confidential and protected by law.”