Otis Amey: Back Again

By Otis Amey, Contributor

After traveling all around playing a sport I’ve known since I was 5 years old, I’m right back where my college career began.

After playing football for James Logan High, I came to Sac State on a full-ride scholarship. I had my fair share of major disappointments, but still found a way to excel on the field. After leaving Sac State and playing in the east-West Shrine Game in 2005, I signed as an Undrafted Rookie Free Agent for the San Francisco 49ers.

I made the team and was their punt returner, returning my first punt all the way back for a 75-yd touchdown! After that season, I was released just prior to the beginning of the next season. I played Arena Football for two years, leading the entire league with 50 TDs in 16 games in 2008.

After the AFL folded, I went to play in the CFL (Canadian Football League) for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. I absolutely hated it (the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator) out there. … I was lied to on a constant basis and deprived of playing time no matter how hard I worked! I asked to be released, then returned to Sacramento to work and train.

I ended up going to an open tryout that the Mountain Lions had, where there were over 340 athletes. I ended up being one of four guys they invited to Mini-Camp.

During Mini-Camp, I quickly learned the basic package that was installed and did well in the short three days we were there. I recently signed my 2010 contract and I am preparing for Training Camp which gets underway on Aug. 22nd.  The home games will be held at Sac State (the first one is on Sept. 25th)!! I hope to see you ALL there!!

About Jimmy Spencer

Jimmy Spencer has extensive experience in journalism and new media. As the founding editor of SacMidtown.com, Spencer combines his writing, reporting and editing skills to produce a "pretty good site about midtown." During the day, Spencer covers government and also covers the NBA. At night, he watches T.V. and plays on the Internet. Every now and then, he walks around his midtown neighborhood. Spencer began his professional journalism career with The Sacramento Bee, finishing his tenure with the McClatchy-owned newspaper in the new media department. Spencer moved to Connecticut where he continued his growth in new media as a writer/content producer for NBC Sports. Spencer also worked in media relations with the Sacramento River Cats, Minor League Baseball Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Spencer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Sacramento where he served as Editor-in-Chief of The State Hornet campus newspaper. Spencer was raised in Marin County and currently lives in Sacramento, Calif. Spencer works in the community as a high school basketball coach in the Sacramento area.


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