Two former college football players have been charged with a bunch of crimes -- after cops say they teamed up in a violent robbery spree in California that included a carjacking.
The players are ex-USC tight end Bryce Dixon and ex-LSU lineman Trey Lealaimatafao -- both former players were each kicked off their teams for off-the-field behavior.
Now, prosecutors say they teamed up to commit a string of robberies in L.A. on January 19th -- in which they would stop people, threaten them and steal their belongings.
The victims included several women. Cops say Dixon used a knife to threaten one of the male victims.
They were each charged with 5 counts of 2nd degree robbery, 1 count of carjacking, 1 count of attempted carjacking and 1 count of assault with a deadly weapon.
If convicted, both men face up to 15 years in prison.
TMZ Sports broke the story ... Dixon was arrested Tuesday afternoon.