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Memorial service held for former UCF, University Christian football star Otis Anderson Jr.

Anderson Jr. played running back for University Christian High School in Jacksonville before going on to have a successful football career at UCF.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The celebration of life for a former UCF football star that was allegedly shot to death in Jacksonville by his father was held Tuesday.

The celebration for Otis Anderson Jr. will be held at Southside Church Of God In Christ at 2179 Emerson Street, Jacksonville, starting at 11 a.m. You can watch live here starting at 11 a.m.

Anderson Jr. played running back for University Christian High School in Jacksonville before going on to have a successful football career at UCF, ranking second in all-time yards per carry average in school history.

RELATED: Shooting that killed Otis Anderson Jr. started over a dog bite, police report says

He spent training camp with the Los Angeles Rams after going undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft, but was later cut from the practice squad, according to CBS Sports.

Anderson Jr.'s mother, Denise Anderson, was also injured in the incident. She was treated and released at the hospital for multiple graze wounds, the police report states.

Otis Lee Anderson Sr. is charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree attempted murder. He is being held with no bond.

RELATED: University Christian head coach remembers Otis Anderson Jr. as star athlete beloved by his teammates

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