Friday Jan 30 2009 comments NFL Hall of Famer Jim Otto By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Another type of trophy Jim Otto shows is the skull from the Alaskan brown bear measuring over 28 inches. A world record for largest bear skull. The computerized prosthetic leg Jim Otto has used for the past 14 months sports the black and silver Raider emblem. A graphic poster outlines all the injuries Jim Otto suffered during his 16 year NFL career, including 53 knee surgeries. A quote by Otto reads at the bottom of the graphic, "I've never been carried off the field though." A Hall of Fame football helmet features autographs from all the players inducted in 1980, including Jim Otto's. An avid hunter, Jim Otto has a stuffed 1,300 pound Alaskan Brown Bear displayed in his house he hunted in Black Lake Alaska in 1973. Though he only has one leg Otto still gets outdoors and continues to hunt. During his NFl career Jim Otto had 20 giant sized bobble-heads made of himself and sent them to his family and friends. One of the many trophies Jim Otto owns is the President Gerald R. Ford Legendary Center Award, presented annually to an outstanding NFL center who has demonstrated leadership to society through profound humanitarian endeavors. Another trophy Otto proudly displays is his Outstanding Blocker Award he received in 1970 presented by the National 1,000 yard Club Foundation. Jim Otto's backyard pool displays a custom Raider emblem specially made for the base of the pool. Jim Otto wears his 1976 Super Bowl ring and 1980 Hall of Fame ring proudly every day. Jim Otto reminiscences at an old Oakland Tribune newspaper which featured him as the first Raider inducted into the NFL Football Hall of Fame in 1980. Oakland Raider Hall of Famer and Super Bowl Champion, Jim Otto has fond memories of playing in the NFL. He now enjoys time at his Auburn Valley home with his wife Sally and vacationing with his grandchildren.