American football center of the Oakland Raiders, Jim Otto was born on January 5, 1938 in Wausau, Wisconsin. His real name is James Edwin Otto. He had studied at Wisconsin’s Wausau High School where he played football under coach Win Brockmeyer. Otto continued playing the sport when he studied at the University of Miami.
He signed with the Oakland Raiders when he did not make it to the National Football League. For fifteen years of playing with the Raiders, he then became a fixture at center for the team. He was able to compete in 308 successive games leading to the recognition of Jim Otto signed University of Miami Riddell mini helmet w/HOF'80. Otto was also an All-Star in 12 out of his 15 seasons and he was then named the starting center on the All-American Football League team. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980 and made the Jim Otto signed University of Miami Riddell mini helmet w/HOF'80 a significant item to many fans. And on 1999, he successfully ranked number 78 on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Football Players
In 1995, Otto worked in the department of special projects of the Raiders and he is also active in the business world. He badly hurt himself during his career in the National Football League. He underwent 40 surgeries which includes 28 knee operations. Otto was unfortunately stricken with prostate cancer in 2002.