Ogden took a lot of pride in protecting his QB
NEW ORLEANS -- “Oggie,” also known as Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden, realized another lifelong dream in addition to winning the Super Bowl in 2001.
"I'm stressed out," said Ogden, his black shirt visibly wet from sweating in the green room. "I'm relieved now."
Ogden was the first draft pick for the Ravens in 1996, when they relocated from Cleveland to Baltimore. He was taken fourth overall from UCLA and played 13 seasons.
Ogden’s selection was expected. He is regarded as one of the best left tackles in NFL history. Jamal Lewis rushed for 2,066 yards in 2003 behind Ogden.
Modell, who passed away before the start of the 2012 season, has been at least a semifinalist or finalist since 2001. He was passed over yet again.
The next Ravens player to be inducted likely will be linebacker Ray Lewis, who is retiring after this season and will be eligible in five years.