Former UCF football star Otis Anderson Jr. has reportedly been shot and killed.
According to News4Jax.com, the former star running back was shot and killed in Jacksonville, Florida. Following his death, a man by the name of Otis Lee Anderson was booked into jail, and the police believe everyone involved in the situation was related. Another woman was injured during the incident. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Further details at this time aren’t known.
#BREAKING: Former University of Central Florida and University Christian football star Otis Anderson Jr. died in a double shooting last night that also left a woman hospitalized — neighbors, News4JAX sources, former teammates and UCF leaders said. https://t.co/qaDkPj8TrL
— News4JAX (@wjxt4) November 30, 2021
Multiple people also confirmed the news of Anderson’s death on Twitter, including UCF AD Terry Mohajir.
Thank you Marc. My brief interaction with him was special – he cared very deeply for UCF. I’m hopeful that all who knew him can somehow find peace, especially his teammates. https://t.co/NnQEivTswG
— Terry Mohajir (@TerryMohajirAD) November 30, 2021
Such heartbreaking news to wake up to this morning about former @UCF_Football and @UCChristians football star Otis Anderson Jr. Great kid. So many stories about him signing autographs for people at UCF, encouraging kids, etc. Was a stud at UC and even better in college. pic.twitter.com/aIUmUKOwo8
— Justin Barney (@JustinBarneyTV) November 30, 2021
This is an incredibly tragic situation and young men in their early 20s aren’t supposed to be getting shot and killed.
It’s a horrifying situation and a young man’s life was snatched away from him right as he should have been entering his prime.
Man, this Otis Anderson Jr. news is absolutely heartbreaking 💔
RIP to a UCF legend 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/EIonyysIh5
— Kenny Morales (@KennyMoralesTV) November 30, 2021
Hopefully, the police are able to get to the bottom of what happened and punish the responsible parties. Killing a young man is beyond words, and anyone found guilty should suffer the consequences.
Absolutely heartbreaking news to wake up to.
Former UCF versatile RB/WR/PR Otis Anderson Jr. Has passed away.
You’ll always be loved by Knight Nation. Rest easy Goatis. ✌️💔 pic.twitter.com/ytzKBsjGPs
— ✌️ Fifth Quarter UCF ✌️ (@FifthQuarterUCF) November 30, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with Anderson’s friends and family during this incredibly difficult time.