Rams operating again Otis Anderson Jr. died on Monday, the staff has confirmed. He was 23 years previous.
The previous UCF star was shot and killed on Monday night at his dad and mom’ house in Jacksonville, Fla. He was discovered by police with one gunshot wound to his chest and was pronounced lifeless on the hospital, in keeping with arrest stories (as reported by ESPN).
The Rams introduced the loss on social media Tuesday afternoon.
The Rams are saddened by the tragic and sudden lack of Otis Anderson Jr. Our honest condolences are along with his household throughout this very tough time.
Relaxation In Peace, Otis. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/riYTep6VLw
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 30, 2021
In line with an arrest report launched by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace, Anderson’s mom, Denise, informed police her son’s loss of life was the results of an argument between him and his father, Otis Anderson Sr. The 2 males reportedly had been separated throughout their argument earlier than Anderson Sr. left for the storage and returned to fulfill his son within the kitchen, the place he’s alleged to have fatally shot him.
Anderson Sr. is dealing with first-degree homicide and tried first-degree homicide fees. Anderson Sr. can be held in custody with out bond earlier than he is scheduled for his subsequent court docket date on Dec. 22.
Earlier than the Rams made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, a number of gamers mourned Anderson Jr.’s loss on social media, Jalen Ramsey, Terrell Burgess and Sebastian Joseph-Day amongst them. Nonetheless extra shared their ideas and prayers through Twitter on Tuesday morning, together with rookie tight finish Jacob Harris, who performed school soccer with Anderson whereas the 2 had been at UCF.
Relaxation in Heaven Otis 🙏🏾
We gotta do higher on this earth smh. Huge prayers up 🙏🏾
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) November 30, 2021
Can’t consider that is actual. RIP 2🖤
— Jacob Harris (@JacobHarris87) November 30, 2021
Throughout his time at UCF, Anderson Jr. recorded 2,182 speeding yards with 17 touchdowns and caught 91 passes for 1,025 yards and 9 touchdowns. He ultimately earned the nickname “The Juice” due to his initials.
The Rams signed Anderson Jr. as an undrafted free agent in June. He didn’t make the Rams’ last roster after incomes three carries for 10 yards and two catches for 16 yards — including three kickoff returns for 54 yards and a punt return for 15 yards. He was not signed to the staff’s lively roster, however was signed to their observe squad. He was later waved from there, as properly.
Anderson’s jersey and flowers had been positioned on UCF’s soccer area as his former teammates gathered for a memorial ceremony. Images of Anderson had been additionally put up on the video board contained in the soccer facility foyer.