Born: September 27, 1988 – Angie, Louisiana
2019: Years as a Lion: 2nd Years in CFL: 6th Status: International
Career Games: 72 Playoffs: 4 Grey Cup: 1 (2015 w/Edm)
Otha signed as a free agent with the Lions on February 14, 2018.
2018: Otha had a very impressive debut season in BC, earning a West Division All-Star nod. He registered 59 total tackles, matched a career-high with three quarterback sacks and forced a pair of fumbles across 18 regular season games. Otha appeared in the East Division Semi-Final against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
2017: Otha appeared in three regular season games for the Saskatchewan Roughriders following his mid-season return from the Baltimore Ravens. He had 11 defensive tackles and one tackle for loss for the Riders.
2016: Foster put together a great campaign for the Roughriders, tallying 71 defensive tackles, two special teams stops and three sacks across 18 games. He also had a nose for the football, intercepting one pass and forcing one fumble en route to being named the Riders Most Outstanding Defensive Player.
2015: Otha spent the 2015 season with the Grey Cup champion Edmonton Eskimos. Across 17 contests with the Green and Gold, he recorded 57 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, a pair of sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. Foster’s season highlight was taking back an interception 45 yards against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a touchdown. He was also a factor in Edmonton’s postseason success, racking up four tackles in the West Final and two more in the Grey Cup.
2014: Foster excelled for the Eskimos in his debut season in the CFL, registering 46 defensive stops, five special teams tackles, one quarterback sack, one forced fumble and one interception through 16 games. He scooped and scored against the Calgary Stampeders, rumbling 57 yards for a touchdown in his first Labour Day Classic.
2013: The Kansas City Chiefs signed Otha as an undrafted free agent.
2009-2012: Otha spent the first two years of his collegiate career at Pearl River Community College, but transferred to West Alabama in his junior season. He collected 96 defensive tackles, 16 pass breakups, and 10 interceptions through 24 games with the Tigers.
West Division All-Star: 2018
Otha cites winning the Grey Cup with the Eskimos in 2015 as his most memorable moment on the football field. The history major is a very proud father and he lists his daughter, Olavia, as the person he admires the most. A self-described hip-hop head, Otha says Lil Wayne is his favourite artist. He grew up loving the Dallas Cowboys and Hall of Fame running back, Emmitt Smith. Once his playing days are over, Otha plans on devoting his energy to running his own respite care business in Varnado, Louisiana.