Mustang Elites: Otis Handy
by The Milton Measure on Friday, September 16th, 2011
About a week ago, the Milton Measure decided that an interview of Edward “Otis” Handy (I) was a necessity for the first issue of the new school year. Handy, with his Gladiator-like physique and overall friendly aura, seemed like the perfect candidate for the Measure’s premier player profile.
This past Wednesday, Otis allowed one lucky member of the board to travel to the top of Forbes for a tell-all interview on the life of a living legend.
Arriving at Forbes, I found it difficult to keep my composure when I first caught a glimpse of Otis’ body; once the questions started rolling, Handy certainly impressed. The first topic tackled was Otis’ illustrious football career, which is a game he “loves because [he] is better at football than any other of my sports.”
Otis has found ways of becoming a leader, remaining a stalwart on the Milton defense. After his career at Milton, Otis dreams of becoming a College Football player, saying he has talked to coaches from Tufts, Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin. About his college search, Otis stated, “Playing next to my cousin – Class of 2009’s Connor Handy – has been a dream of mine for many years. However, the Bowdoin Coach does not like me very much.” With a strong football season, Otis hopes to change this coach’s mind, and hopefully he will be able to achieve this goal.
Over the years, Handy has proven his toughness time and time again. This past spring, on a baseball trip, Otis ruptured his spleen diving for a fly ball. As the months have passed, many people have questioned the veracity of the tale. When asked to clarify, Otis stated: “Unlike the vicious rumors going around campus, I did in fact rapture my spleen. It was a four out of five on the scale.”
I am not exactly sure to which scale Otis was referring, but it did sound very painful. In fact, Otis states that he has now “experienced pain that most males (and females) have not felt” and that “one body part in particular,” besides the spleen, “is still ailing from the accident.”
For the final question, I asked which people inside the Milton campus were most important to him, in which he replied, “Mckean Tompkins, Mr. McGuirk, Billy Murray, Dosung Kim, John Gilmore, and the rest of Forbes House.”
Overall, Otis came off as intelligent and athletic, and The Measure wishes him the best of luck for the rest of the year.
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