Former UCF, NFL Player Shot and Killed by Own Father in Florida: Report - NBC 6 South Florida

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A former football player for the University of Central Florida Knights who had a brief stint in the NFL was allegedly shot and killed by his own father late Monday night.

Otis Anderson Jr., 23, was shot around 9:30 p.m. in Jacksonville and rushed to an area hospital, where he later died, Knights 247 reported.

NBC affiliate WTLV-TV reported Anderson's mother, Denise, was also shot. His father, Otis Sr., was arrested Tuesday morning and faces two counts of second-degree murder, the station reported.

Anderson Jr. spent four years with the Knights, scoring 26 touchdowns while accounting for over 3,200 total yards. He spent time with the NFL's Los Angeles Rams, but was cut in September.


He is not related to Ottis Anderson Sr., who became the first running back in University of Miami history to run for over 1,000 yards in a season and was a first team All-American.

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