Former Nebraska football player faces two felony charges after stealing $50,000 helmet

A former Nebraska football star is facing two felony counts of theft of a university helmet, according to an arrest warrant.

The arrest warrant for Terrance Smith, 26, was issued in a U.S. District Court in Lincoln.

The charge carries a possible penalty of up to five years in prison.

Smith, who played quarterback for the Huskers from 2012 to 2016, was charged with theft of university helmets and a class A misdemeanor.

According to the Lincoln Journal Star, the charges stem from a Jan. 1 incident at the University of Nebraska.

Smith allegedly stole a university-issued helmet from a car parked in the parking lot of a parking garage at the school’s football practice facility in the 600 block of Main Street in Lincoln, according a police affidavit.

After being pulled over by police, Smith was taken into custody and released without further incident.

According the affidavit, the investigation determined that Smith was using a vehicle as a vehicle for theft, according the Journal Star.

Smith is currently out on bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Lincoln on Jan. 21.