Jim Otto’s Children: Meet Jennifer Otto Smith, James Otto

Jim Otto's Children

Jim Otto’s Children: The American former professional football center player, Jim Otto Had two children: Jennifer Otto Smith, and James Otto.

Jim Otto also known as James Edwin Otto was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin on January 5, 1938. Jim Otto attended Wausau High School and played football under coach Win Brockmeyer.

He attended the University of Miami and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity while there. At the University of Miami, he played offensive center as well as linebacker on defense.

He was a legendary football center who spent 15 seasons with the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL). In his first year of eligibility, Jim Otto was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980.

Jim Otto was drafted by the projected American Football League franchise in Minneapolis. When the Minneapolis team refused to acquire an NFL franchise, Otto’s rights were transferred to the AFL’s Oakland Raiders.

He then signed with the Raiders and played for the team for the next ten years and five years after that. He was given jersey number 50 for the AFL’s inaugural season in 1960 but swapped to 00 the following year. Otto put forth a lot of effort to get to his playing weight of 255 pounds (116 kg).

Otto was one of only twenty players to appear in all 10 years of the American Football League, and one of only three to appear in all of his team’s AFL games.

Who are Jim Otto’s children?

Jim Otto had two children: Jennifer Otto Smith and James Otto. Sadly, Jennifer Otto Smith died on November 10, 1997, in Sacramento, California, in the United States.

Despite the celebrity and public attention that surrounds Jim Otto, both of his children have kept their personal information private.

What is Jim Otto’s Children’s profession?

The professions of Jim Otto’s children are unknown. They have lived in isolation, away from the eyes of the media.

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