Jim Otto

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Birthday
5, 1938
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1938 (age 81)
Birthplace
Wisconsin

About

Hall of Fame center who played with the Oakland Raiders during the entire 10-year existence of the American Football League, becoming an All-AFL selection in all 10 of those years. He won the AFL Championship with the team in 1967 and was later named as the starting center on the league's All-Time Team.

Before Fame

He played under head coach Win Brockmeyer at Wausau High School. He later played center as well as linebacker at the University of Miami.

Trivia

As a result of injuries sustained during his playing career, he has endured more than 70 surgeries, including nearly 30 knee operations. His right leg was eventually amputated in 2007.

Family Life

He married a woman named Sally and has a daughter named Jennifer.

Associated With

He and future head coach Tom Flores were teammates on the Raiders' inaugural roster in 1960.