A contender for the starting quarterback job on the Texas-El Paso football team was arrested on a felony drug charge and a basketball player and another student were arrested on a misdemeanor drug charge while on spring break at Beaumont, according to police reports.

Michael Carr, who is expected to compete with Mike Perez this fall for the starting quarterback position, was arrested on a felony charge of possessing crack cocaine March 23 following a routine traffic stop, according to Beaumont police records.Christopher Walters, a UTEP basketball player, and Christopher Dixon, who was once recruited to play football for UTEP, were arrested on misdemeanor charges of possessing marijuana.