Jim Otis

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Running Back
Born Apr 29, 1948

James Lloyd Otis is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons during the 1970s. Otis played college football for Ohio State University, and was recognized as an All-American. He played professionally for the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL.… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on April 29, 1948.


1967 19 Years Old Otis was a fullback for the Ohio State University Buckeyes from 1967-69. … Read More


1969 21 Years Old In 1969 he was as a consensus first-team All-America selection, and was seventh in the vote for the Heisman Trophy.
1975 27 Years Old …  Otis' most successful year as a professional was in 1975, when he rushed for 1,076 yards and was selected to the Pro Bowl. … Read More


1996 48 Years Old Otis was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1996. … Read More


2000 52 Years Old In 2000, Otis was selected to the Ohio State Football All-Century Team.
2001 53 Years Old Otis's son James John Otis II was a star high school quarterback in the St. Louis area. He was invited to Ohio State in 2001 as a preferred walk-on and lettered in 2003 for special teams play. … Read More
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