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Jonathan Ogden, one of the top offensive linemen to play at UCLA, has been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Ogden was a four-year starter for the Bruins and won the Outland Trophy as the nations top lineman in 1995. He spent 12 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and was named to the Pro Bowl nine times.
Ogden was drafted fourth overall by the Ravens in 1996 and was the centerpiece of an era where UCLA developed top offensive linemen. The Bruins had six offensive linemen drafted between 1994-1999. They have none taken since Kris Farris was taken by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1999.
Receiver Art Monk of Syracuse, tight end Dave Casper of Notre Dame, quarterback Ty Detmer of BYU and former coaches Phillip Fulmer of Tennessee, Jimmy Johnson of Miami and Oklahoma State, and R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M also were selected.
The other players who will be inducted by the National Football Foundation into the hall in December are:
Running backs Charles Alexander of LSU and Otis Armstrong of Purdue; quarterbacks Steve Bartkowski of California and Tommy Kramer of Rice; defensive backs Scott Thomas of Air Force and Greg Myers of Colorado State; split end Hal Bedsole of USC; defensive end Gabe Rivera of Texas Tech; linebacker Mark Simoneau of Kansas State; and guard John Wooten of Colorado.
BEST OF MAXIM
Former Baltimore Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden is considered by many to be one of the frontrunners for the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. But before we get ahead of ourselves, the former UCLA Bruins standout learned he’s been inducted into another Hall of Fame. Ogden, a four-year starter and one of the [...]
In 2011, Joe Flacco made the list at 91, after leading the Ravens to the playoffs for the third straight year. Meanwhile, Josh Freeman was ranked higher at 86 and didn't even lead his team to the playoffs. Matt Ryan who was drafted 3rd overall in 2008, was ranked higher than Joe at 52. 39 spots higher than Joe, Matt Ryan who still hasn't won a playoff game and was recently...
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Running back Ricky Williams said he disagrees with the conclusion drawn from evidence that states concussions inevitably lead to brain trauma later in life.
The Baltimore Ravens’ rookie camp started last Friday, with all eight rookies now under contract. Baltimore signed their top pick, linebacker Courtney Upshaw, to a four-year contract worth almost $5.3 million. During Upshaw’s last season with Alabama, he recorded 9.5 sacks and 51 tackles. Look for him to be an immediate starter in the Ravens [...]
The Baltimore Ravens drafted power back Bernard Pierce to play behind Ray Rice.
Pierce is listed at 6’0 and 218 lbs and timed at a 4.49 40-time, and having scored 27 touchdowns for Temple last year is expected to come in a be a short-yardage and goal-line specialist while also giving Ray Rice some much needed breathers throughout games.
Pierce may eventually steal some early...
The Baltimore Ravens lost veteran left guard Ben Grubbs this offseason and immediately turned to the draft to fill his shoes.
The Ravens drafted Kelechi Osemele, a collegiate left tackle, in the 2nd round and then picked up Gino Gradkowski two rounds later. Both rookies will be given an opportunity to compete with Jah Reid for Grubbs’ old job.
Gradkowski also played center in college...
Apparently free agency for undrafted rookies doesn’t end once teams release names of players they’ve signed.
The Ravens announced today that they have signed five undrafted free agents and released four others.
The players signed were tight ends Matt Balasavage and Bruce Figgins, linebacker Nigel Carr, cornerback Jordan Mabin and quarterback Chester Stewart.
They released Jamison...
Art Monk of Syracuse, Dave Casper of Notre Dame and Jonathan Ogden of UCLA are among 14 former players who have been selected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Former coaches Phillip Fulmer of Tennessee, Jimmy Johnson, who coached Miami and Oklahoma State, and R.C. Slocum of Texas A&M also were selected.
It was announced Monday that Heisman Trophy winner and BYU star Ty...
What I will tell you is we’ve got a freshman at Alabama that’ll probably make us forget about Trent Richardson already. They’re that good down in Tuscaloosa right now. Trent’s a physical player. So is Ray [Lewis]. They asked [Ravens top draft choice] Courtney Upshaw about playing against Trent, and he said, ‘I think I can get him on the ground.’ That’s what’s fun...
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters may forfeit millions in salary because both sustained injuries that fall under the "Nonfootball injury" provision of the collective bargaining agreement, according to an ESPN.com report. The Article 20, Section 3 provision of the CBA states: "A player who is placed on a Nonfootball...
Former NFL star running back Ricky Williams says that he does not believe that there is a link between playing football and suffering from concussions. Williams played for 12 seasons in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens after winning the Heisman Trophy at the University of Texas. He announced his retirement from football this past February....
ESPN.com reported Wednesday Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Philadephia Eagles tackle Jason Peters are facing salary reductions for the 2012 season after suffering Achilles injuries the league has deemed nonfootball related. The new collective bargaining agreement states: “A player who is placed on a Nonfootball Injury or Illness List (“N-FI”) is not...
Jonathan Ogden named to College Football Hall of Fame