Jim Otis
All-American college football player, professional football player, running back
Jim Otis
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.
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Ohio State Football: 10 Former Stars Who Couldn't Start Today - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Jim Otis was one of the staples of possibly the best team in Ohio State history with their magical 1968 season, headlined by the infamous 50-14 win over Michigan. Otis had three touchdowns in the game and was one of the most talented backs that doesn't
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Big Ten Football: Missing Bo Schembechler and His Legacy at Michigan - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Woody Hayes' team featured quarterback Rex Kern, running backs Jim Otis and John Brockington and wide receivers Jan White and Bruce Jankowski. Michigan came into the game battling for a Big Ten title and a trip to the Rose Bowl, though they were a
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College Football Hall of Fame: Inductees are grateful, but it's often a long wait - Columbus Dispatch
Google News - almost 6 years
And several of Kern's teammates, Jim Otis and Dave Foley, were on the ballot this year but are still waiting. "It's kind of surprising," Kern said. "When I talk to them, I tell them, 'I voted for you; you're on my ballot.'" One of the reasons for this
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Eddie George on list of 2011 college Hall of Fame inductees - Sportsrageous
Google News - almost 6 years
Two fellow Buckeyes are listed as well: Jim Otis, fullback from 1967 to 1969, and Dave Foley, offensive tackle from 1966 to 1968. George was running back at OSU from 1992 to 1995 and holds numerous school records, such as rushing 1927 yards his senior
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Celebrity golf event to benefit 'Rays of Hope' campaign - Quincy Herald Whig
Google News - almost 6 years
Among the Hall of Famers committed to the event are former St. Louis Cardinals running back Jim Otis and lineman Ed Budde of the Super Bowl IV champion Kansas City Chiefs. Among the other sports celebrities who will be there are former Chiefs lineman
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The Fresh Air Fund; Fresh Air Child Feels Right at Home
NYTimes - almost 14 years
WHEN Pasha Ellis of the Bronx visits the Otis family in Glen Head for a two-week summer vacation, it's the simple everyday activities that make their time together so special. ''We just do ordinary things as a family,'' said Kelly Otis, a mother of three children ages 8, 5 and 2. ''We cook and bake together, we go to the beach, to the pool and the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jim Otis
  • 2001
    Age 52
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Jim Otis's other son, Jeff Otis, has been under contract with five NFL teams and is currently a free agent.
  • 2000
    Age 51
    In 2000, Otis was selected to the Ohio State Football All-Century Team.
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  • 1996
    Age 47
    Otis was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details In the Ohio State record book, he remains second only to Archie Griffin among Ohio State running backs in career rushing yards per game.
  • 1975
    Age 26
    Otis' most successful year as a professional was in 1975, when he rushed for 1,076 yards and was selected to the Pro Bowl.
    More Details Hide Details Otis's father, Dr. James John Otis, had been the roommate and best friend of Ohio State head coach Woody Hayes when both men were members of the Sigma Chi fraternity of Denison University in the 1930s. To avoid any appearance of impropriety, Hayes broke off all social contact with the elder Otis during the son's college career. Dr. Otis lived and operated a medical practice in Celina, Ohio.
  • 1969
    Age 20
    In 1969 he was as a consensus first-team All-America selection, and was seventh in the vote for the Heisman Trophy.
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  • 1967
    Age 18
    Otis was a fullback for the Ohio State University Buckeyes from 1967-69.
    More Details Hide Details He led the team in rushing every year of his college career.
  • 1948
    Born on April 29, 1948.
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