Inducted 1998

Jim Otto starred for the Oakland Raiders, but his roots were in Wausau, Wisconsin. "Double O" starred for Wausau East, but even after college was considered small for pro football.
Otto went undrafted, but signed as a free agent with the Raiders. He went on to add 50 pounds and become the Raiders' starting center for the next 15 years. He played in 308 NFL games.
Otto played in six title games, 12 Pro Bowls and in the second Super Bowl against the Packers. Perhaps the most impressive stat of all is that Otto survived 37 football-related injuries during his career!