Ex-USC tight end Bryce Dixon -- who was kicked off the football team last year -- was arrested for carjacking near the USC campus ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us .. the 6'5", 250-pounder was busted Tuesday afternoon -- and taken to a nearby jail where he was booked. Bail was set at $100,000.
We're told the investigators are still working on the case.
19-year-old Dixon -- who had a promising freshman year for the Trojans -- was booted off the football team back in May following a university investigation into alleged sexual misconduct against a female student.