Hall of Fame Story - Jim Otto


Center - Miami (Fla.)
Joined Raiders: AFL Draft, 1959

Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 2, 1980... The only All-League center the American Football League ever had (1960-69)... Chosen to Hall of Fame AFL All-Star Team of the Decade... Named the All-American Football Conference center for three more seasons, 1970-72... Started in 210 consecutive league games, most in Raiders history... Including preseason, postseason and all-star games, he played in 308 games as a Raider... Last of the original Raiders... Participated in nine AFL All-Star Games and in the first three AFC-NFC Pro Bowls... During his 15- year career, the Raiders won seven division championships and the AFL Championship in 1967... Twice winner of the Gorman Award (1968 and 1971) as "Player Who Best Exemplifies the Pride and Spirit of the Oakland Raiders"... Selected to AFL-NFL 25-year All-Star Team... Third AFL player inducted into Hall of Fame... Elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility... Rejoined Raiders front office in special projects in 1995.