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Legendary Raider Jim Otto Remembered as Hall of Famer Forever

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The football world today is remembering the legacy of the iconic Jim Otto, who passed away at the age of 86. Known as the best center in the history of the American Football League, Otto was a key player for the Raiders and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Described as ‘The Original Raider,’ Jim Otto’s dedication to the game was unparalleled. He played 210 consecutive regular-season games, showcasing his reliability and commitment to the Raiders and the sport.

Throughout his career, Otto received numerous accolades and honors, including 12 Pro Bowl selections and being named to the AFL Hall of Fame All-1960s Team. His impact on the field was felt by teammates and opponents alike.

Playing during an era of one-platoon football, Otto’s toughness and fierce playing style set him apart. Despite facing numerous injuries, he never shied away from the game, exemplifying the Raiders’ commitment to excellence.

Under the guidance of Al Davis, Otto became a pivotal player for the Raiders, embodying the team’s spirit and determination. His leadership on and off the field earned him the nickname ‘Mr. Raider.’

After retiring from football, Otto continued to be involved with the Raiders organization and pursued various business ventures. However, his true passion remained with football, a sport he loved beyond words.

Jim Otto’s legacy as one of the greatest centers in the history of the NFL and the AFL will forever be honored at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Rachel Adams

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