Wayne State College

Brad Ottis

Inducted: 2001

Brad Ottis was arguably the most dominating defensive football player to wear a Wayne State uniform. The Fremont Bergan graduate racked up some amazing numbers during his stellar football career at Wayne State from 1990-1993. Ottis helped the 1993 team to a 9-1 record and was named to several All-American teams that year. He also was chosen to play in the Blue-Gray All-Star Football Classic on Christmas Day and played in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama in January, 1994. During his sophomore season (1991), Ottis had 40 tackles and nine quarterback sacks for minus 75 yards. In 1992, Ottis had 17 quarterback sacks for minus 132 yards and 57 tackles. Despite being double-teamed in his senior season, Ottis finished with 82 tackles and 14 quarterback sacks for minus 124 yards to go with 27 tackles for loss totaling 173 yards in 1993. Ottis was captain of the 1993 Omaha World All-Nebraska NCAA Division II Football Team on defense. He finished his Wildcat career as the all-time leader in sacks with 45 and had 217 career tackles.Ottis was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1994 National Football League draft. He played in 13 games in his first season in the NFL. The Rams then moved to St. Louis where Ottis played for one season. In 1996, Ottis started one game for the Arizona Cardinals while totaling 24 tackles. He played with the Cardinals through the 2000 season before being released before the 2001 season began. In 2000, Ottis started 11 games for the Arizona Cardinals and had a career-high 38 tackles.Ottis was inducted into the Wayne State Athletics Hall of Fame on October 17, 2001.