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'Automatic Otto' defined versatility

Updated: October 20, 2005, 2:45 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

What are the odds of Northwestern, known more for scholars than athletes, producing a quarterback who would compete in a championship game every season as a professional? What are the odds of that player winning seven of those 10 title games? What are the odds of that athlete not even starting out as a football player at Northwestern, but as a basketball player?

True story: Northwestern football coach Pappy Waldorf was watching an intramural game when he saw a freshman with a terrific ...

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