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Jeff Otah
T #79
Height:
6-6
Weight:
330
College:
Pittsburgh
Hometown:
New Castle, Del.
Experience:
4
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 29 29
2011 CAR 4 4
2010 CAR 0 0
2009 CAR 13 13
2008 CAR 12 12

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Released by Carolina (8/2/12)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by Carolina (10/19/11)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by Carolina (11/9/10)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by Carolina (12/15/09)...Selected by Carolina in the first round (19th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft (4/26/08).

GP/GS
Career (29/29) [1/1]; 2011 (4/4); 2010 (0/0); 2009 (13/13); 2008 (12/12) [1/1].

2011
Started four games at right tackle for Carolina and was inactive for two games before being placed on injured reserve (10/19) with a left knee injury that caused him to miss the last three games of the 2009 season and all of 2010...Suffered a concussion in the season opener at Arizona (9/11) and was inactive versus Green Bay (9/18)...Made starts in the next three games...Inactive with a back injury at Atlanta (10/16).

2010
Inactive for the first eight games before being placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by Carolina (11/9).

2009
Started 13 games at right tackle...Missed final three games after injuring left knee at New England (12/13) and being placed on injured reserve (12/15)...Key member of offensive line that helped Panthers average 156.1 rushing yards per game and set team records with 2,498 rushing yards, 525 rushing attempts and 123 rushing first downs...Cleared lanes for running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to become the first set of teammates in NFL history to each rush for more than 1,100 yards in the same season...At Tampa Bay (10/18): Opened holes for the Panthers to set a team record with 16 rushing first downs and gain 267 rushing yards, the third-highest single-game total in team history...At Arizona (11/1): Paved the way for the Panthers to rush for 270 yards, the second-most in team history.

2008
Started 12 games at right tackle...Inactive versus Kansas City (10/5), at Tampa Bay (10/12), versus New Orleans (10/19) and versus Arizona (10/26) with an injured ankle...Became first Panthers rookie to start more than 10 games at tackle since Jordan Gross in 2003...Key member of offensive line that helped set team records for rushing yards (2,437) and fewest sacks allowed (20)...Opened holes for running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams to rush for a combined eight 100-yard games in the second half of the season...Vs. Detroit (11/16): Contributed to a team record-setting rushing performance of 264 yards and an average of 8.3 yards per carry, also a team record, as Williams (120 yards) and Stewart (130 yards) became the first pair of backs in team history to each record 100 yards rushing in the same game....Vs. Tampa Bay (12/8): Assisted in setting a team single-game rushing record for the second time in four weeks with 299 yards as Williams' 186 yards also established an individual single-game record and Stewart added 115 yards to each rush for 100 yards...At New Orleans (12/28): Part of offensive effort that produced a season-high 478 yards, including 234 rushing, before leaving the game in the second half with a toe injury...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at right tacke in first career postseason appearance.

COLLEGE
Played two seasons at Pittsburgh after transferring from Valley Forge (PA) Military Academy...Started 24 games for the Panthers...2007 (Sr.): First-team All-Big East Conference selection...Named Pittsburgh's most valuable offensive lineman...Earned the Ed Conway Award, given to the Panthers most improved player...Voted a team captain...Started all 12 games at left tackle...Helped the offense average 141.4 rushing yards per game...2006 (Jr.): Transferred to Pittsburgh from Valley Forge (PA) Military Academy...Started all 12 games at left tackle...Opened holes for the Panthers to average 181.2 rushing yards per game...Junior College: Two-year starter at Valley Forge (PA) Military Academy from 2004-05...Started 17 consecutive games at left tackle...Named the Seaboard Conference Most Valuable Player in 2005...Two-time first-team All-Seaboard Conference choice...Also played basketball for two years...Averaged nearly 19 points and 12 rebounds per game.

PERSONAL
Attended William Penn HS in New Castle, Del....Majored in public service with a minor in business at Pittsburgh...Born in Nigeria and moved to the United States at age seven.

TRANSACTIONS
Released by Carolina (8/2/12)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by Carolina (10/19/11)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by Carolina (11/9/10)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by Carolina (12/15/09)...Selected by Carolina in the first round (19th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft (4/26/08).

GP/GS
Career (29/29) [1/1]; 2011 (4/4); 2010 (0/0); 2009 (13/13); 2008 (12/12) [1/1].

2011
Started four games at right tackle for Carolina and was inactive for two games before being placed on injured reserve (10/19) with a left knee injury that caused him to miss the last three games of the 2009 season and all of 2010...Suffered a concussion in the season opener at Arizona (9/11) and was inactive versus Green Bay (9/18)...Made starts in the next three games...Inactive with a back injury at Atlanta (10/16).

2010
Inactive for the first eight games before being placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee by Carolina (11/9).

2009
Started 13 games at right tackle...Missed final three games after injuring left knee at New England (12/13) and being placed on injured reserve (12/15)...Key member of offensive line that helped Panthers average 156.1 rushing yards per game and set team records with 2,498 rushing yards, 525 rushing attempts and 123 rushing first downs...Cleared lanes for running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to become the first set of teammates in NFL history to each rush for more than 1,100 yards in the same season...At Tampa Bay (10/18): Opened holes for the Panthers to set a team record with 16 rushing first downs and gain 267 rushing yards, the third-highest single-game total in team history...At Arizona (11/1): Paved the way for the Panthers to rush for 270 yards, the second-most in team history.

2008
Started 12 games at right tackle...Inactive versus Kansas City (10/5), at Tampa Bay (10/12), versus New Orleans (10/19) and versus Arizona (10/26) with an injured ankle...Became first Panthers rookie to start more than 10 games at tackle since Jordan Gross in 2003...Key member of offensive line that helped set team records for rushing yards (2,437) and fewest sacks allowed (20)...Opened holes for running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams to rush for a combined eight 100-yard games in the second half of the season...Vs. Detroit (11/16): Contributed to a team record-setting rushing performance of 264 yards and an average of 8.3 yards per carry, also a team record, as Williams (120 yards) and Stewart (130 yards) became the first pair of backs in team history to each record 100 yards rushing in the same game....Vs. Tampa Bay (12/8): Assisted in setting a team single-game rushing record for the second time in four weeks with 299 yards as Williams' 186 yards also established an individual single-game record and Stewart added 115 yards to each rush for 100 yards...At New Orleans (12/28): Part of offensive effort that produced a season-high 478 yards, including 234 rushing, before leaving the game in the second half with a toe injury...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at right tacke in first career postseason appearance.

COLLEGE
Played two seasons at Pittsburgh after transferring from Valley Forge (PA) Military Academy...Started 24 games for the Panthers...2007 (Sr.): First-team All-Big East Conference selection...Named Pittsburgh's most valuable offensive lineman...Earned the Ed Conway Award, given to the Panthers most improved player...Voted a team captain...Started all 12 games at left tackle...Helped the offense average 141.4 rushing yards per game...2006 (Jr.): Transferred to Pittsburgh from Valley Forge (PA) Military Academy...Started all 12 games at left tackle...Opened holes for the Panthers to average 181.2 rushing yards per game...Junior College: Two-year starter at Valley Forge (PA) Military Academy from 2004-05...Started 17 consecutive games at left tackle...Named the Seaboard Conference Most Valuable Player in 2005...Two-time first-team All-Seaboard Conference choice...Also played basketball for two years...Averaged nearly 19 points and 12 rebounds per game.

PERSONAL
Attended William Penn HS in New Castle, Del....Majored in public service with a minor in business at Pittsburgh...Born in Nigeria and moved to the United States at age seven.

 

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