Skip to comments.U.S. Army Otis Sistrunk, Former NFL Star Glad to Serve Soldiers
Posted on 02/11/2005 5:04:28 PM PST by SandRat
DefendAmerica News - U.S. Army Otis Sistrunk
I've been a fan of his for a long time. Way to go Otis!
University of Mars.......Otis, Alzado, Hendricks and the boys were awesome back then.....Otis sure was a character
Otis my man!!!
:( I was gonna say that. Now I feel like flounder.
I remember Otis Sistrunk during his glory days with the Raiders. A great football player then, a class act today. God bless him!
I'm really happy to hear about him. I wish him well.
It was a different time back then, players spent their entire careers with the same team, so many great characters on those Raider teams.
I think it was Howard Cosell describing him on field as Graduate from the University of Mars because of his size and speed at that time.
Wrong! Because he had a shaved head.
and plus he didn't play college football so they made up the university tag
I can't imagine a walk-on making an NFL team today. What a guy!
I remember Otis...and Ft. Lewis, North Fort, the coal fired furnaces, night ambush patrols, giant ant hills, night navigation in a cow pasture WITH cows.....
Otis was great and still is . I remember getting free tickets to the Raiders games from him and Hendricks. And who could forget the Superbowl win for all the silver an black fans . John Madden was almost a kid back then.
Right - Were in NorCal are you? I'm in Burlingame.
over here in Walnut Creek my penninsula friend...have a very good friend over there in Redwood City......used to know someone in Burlingame and we used to go to that Starbucks alot and eat at a small little Italian Restaurant down from the Mexican restaurant that was on a corner near the main drag.......
This Oaklander salutes Mr. Sistrunk for his many years of both athletic prowess, and helping our country.
Alex Karras came up with that line. Made them both stars. Nice to see Sistrunk doing well. Even if he was a Raider.
And how many can say they remember the moment? Yes, I do! The actual moment!
I thought the "University of Mars" comment came about on a cold day when steam was rising off his bald head, as he sat on the bench.
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