UCF defensive back Antwan Collier was arrested on UCF’s campus early Thursday and charged with felony carrying a concealed firearm and misdemeanor driving with a suspended license.
Brandon Helwig of UCFSports.com was first to report the news.
According to the affidavit of his arrest, Collier was stopped in his car just before 3 a.m. on Thursday after one officer witnessed someone “driving carelessly.” When the UCFPD ran his plate, Collier’s license came up as suspended.
Collier notified the officers that he had a firearm underneath his seat and possessed a concealed firearms license. However, nothing turned up when UCFPD conducted a check for his license.
You can read the affidavit below:
Jason Beede of 247 Sports reports that Collier was released on bond Thursday morning. Collier will be arraigned on the charge of driving with a suspended license on Nov. 13 in a Winter Park courtroom.
A UCF Athletics spokesperson provided the following statement to Black and Gold Banneret:
“UCF Athletics officials are aware of the matter involving Antwan Collier. We have no further comment as we learn additional details about the situation.”
There is no word on any disciplinary action by the university.
Collier is a senior safety at UCF. He has started in every game this year and recorded 22 tackles and a fumble recovery. In 2019, he started all 13 games, with four interceptions and 74 tackles. He also made the game-ending interception in the 2018 Peach Bowl, which secured UCF’s undefeated season.
There is no official word yet on Collier’s status for Saturday. The Knights left for Houston on Friday afternoon.
This is a developing story and it has been updated. We will update it as new details arise.