Jonathan Phillip Ogden
(born July 31, 1974) is a former American football offensive tackle
who played for the Baltimore Ravens
He received his education at St. Albans School
, excelling not only in football but also in track and field. An All-American in both sports, he decided on UCLA
instead of the University of Florida
because UCLA would let him participate in track and field. He ended up winning the 1996 NCAA
indoor track title in the shot put.
Ogden had an outstanding football career with the UCLA Bruins, starting as left tackle for four years. In 23 games during his junior and senior years, he allowed just two sacks. In 1995, Ogden received the Outland Trophy
and the Morris Trophy
, was the UPI
Lineman of the Year, and was a unanimous first-team All-American. Ogden's father, an investment banker, told his son to accept UCLA's decision to move him from right to left tackle.
Ogden's jersey (#79) has been retired, making him only the eighth player in Bruins' history to receive that honor. He was a history... Read More