Mike Otto life and biography

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Mike Otto biography

Date of birth : 1983-07-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kokomo, Indiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-17
Credited as : Football player NFL, tackle for the Titans, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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PRO:
Mike Otto brings depth and durability to a veteran group of offensive linemen. Labeled by Titans coaches as a versatile lineman that can play tackle or guard, the former seventh round pick will contend for the primary backup tackle position in 2010.

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• Otto’s decision to attend Purdue and play football was heavily supported because of his family’s deep roots at the university. His father, Ken, played basketball at Purdue from 1971 to 1973, and his mother, Judy; sister, Jennifer; brother, Brian; two uncles; and three aunts also are Purdue graduates.
• Otto’s most interesting job in high school was working as a groundskeeper for a cemetery. Looking for an opportunity to make money as a teenager, Otto didn’t mind the strange location. His duties consisted of mowing the grass, attending to the flowers and making sure the tombstones stayed upright.
• Otto’s great appreciation for blues and rock music has inspired him to one day open up a blues and rock bar where people can come and listen to live music.
• Otto enjoys traveling around the world during the offseason. In March 2010, he spent a week golfing in Ireland. In 2008, he visited Taiwan for a week with his brother-in-law to learn the culture and experience the country.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• A native of Kokomo, Ind., Otto was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (223rd overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:

• The anchor for the Boilermakers offensive line during his four-year career, Otto broke the school record with 51 career starts.
• As a senior co-captain, Otto started all 14 games at left tackle and helped Purdue rank first in Big Ten and 13th nationally in total offense. Earned second team All-Big Ten by the coaches, honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media, Academic All-Big Ten and was named a semifinalist for the Draddy Award for his academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership. Received team’s Noble E. Kizer Award for the top grade-point average last two semesters.
• As a junior, started all 11 games and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches and media. Was part of offensive line that allowed only nine sacks out of 428 passing attempts (one every 47.6 passes). Also named Academic All-Big Ten.
• As a sophomore, started all 12 games at left tackle and helped Boilermakers rank fourth in nation in passing offense at 321.2 yards per game.
• As a redshirt freshman, started all 13 games at left tackle and named first team Freshman All-American by Collegefootballnews.com, Rivals.com and The Sporting News. Selected to Big Ten All-Freshman team by The Sporting News and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches and media. Also named Academic All-Big Ten.
• Majored in organizational leadership and supervision.

PERSONAL:

• Has a girlfriend, splits time between Nashville and Kokomo, Ind.
• Attended Maconaquah (Kokomo, Ind.) High School and earned first-team All-State as senior and junior at offensive guard. Also saw action at defensive end.
• Also lettered in basketball and track in high school.
• Hobbies include playing guitar and listening to music.
• List of favorites: (movie) “Garden State”; (TV show) “Scrubs”; (actress) Natalie Portman; (musician) Warren Zevon; (sports hero growing up) Tony Boselli; (school subject) history; (vacation getaway) Australia; (food) steak; and (car) Cadillac STS.
• Born Michael Everett Otto on July 24, 1983 in Kokomo, Ind.

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