Brad Otton

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Brad Otton
Personal information
Born: (1972-01-25) January 25, 1972 (age 48)
Career information
High school:Tumwater (WA)
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
  • UNLV (2004)
    Quarterbacks coach
As administrator:
  • UNLV (2003)
    Director of Football Operations

Brad Otton (born January 25, 1972) is a former American football quarterback who was the USC Trojans starter in 1995 and 1996.

College career[edit]

Otton originally attended Weber State University in 1993. He started seven games, completing 183 of 314 passes for 2,307 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Before the 1994 season, he transferred to the University of Southern California.[1] During his first year at USC, he spent most of the season as a backup to Rob Johnson, but played in seven games with two starts, due to injuries to Johnson.[2][3] He finished the season 55 of 92 for 787 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions. Prior to the 1995 season Otton and Kyle Wachholtz were competing for the starting job. Otton started the opener, but split time with Wachholtz throughout the season.[4] He finished the year 159 of 256 for 1,923 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. He helped lead the team to a 41 to 32 victory over Northwestern in the 1996 Rose Bowl, completing 29 of 44 passes for 391 yards and two touchdowns.[5] As a senior in 1996 Otton became the full-time starter. He finished the season 196 of 370 for 2,649 yards with 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Otton finished his college career completing 410 of 718 passes for 5,359 yards with 40 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.[6]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 1997 NFL Draft, Otton signed with the Washington Redskins.[7] He missed the season recovering from knee surgery. He returned in 1998 but was released by the Redskins after suffering another injury.[8]

Post professional career[edit]

Otton was the quarterbacks coach for the UNLV Rebels in 2004.[9] He opened his own Pizza chain called Settebello Pizzeria in 2005.[10]


  1. ^ Ex-Tumwater Qb Otton Transfers To Usc
  2. ^ USC Finds Its Quarterback of Future : Trojans: Sophomore Brad Otton shows both poise and ability in beating Oregon State.
  3. ^ Usc 27, Oregon State 19 -- Otton Helps Trojans Regroup -- New Quarterback Gives Usc Big Lift
  4. ^ COLLEGE FOOTBALL / DAILY REPORT : USC : Otton Will Start at Quarterback
  5. ^ "Rose Bowl 1996". Archived from the original on 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
  6. ^ Brad Otton
  7. ^ Sports briefs Deseret News
  8. ^ Former USC quarterback Brad Otton scores with pizzeria chain
  9. ^ Robinson Hires Two
  10. ^ Settebello's authentic Italian pizza is certified as the real thing Archived April 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine

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