Jonathan Ogden Biography

College: UCLA
Height: 6-9
Weight: 345
Born: 7/31/74 in Washington, DC

NFL Seasons: 12

Joined Ravens: Draft 1 (4th), 1996 – Ravens 1st-ever draft choice.

Games Played/Started: (1996, 16/16); (1997, 16/16); (1998, 13/13); (1999, 16/16); (2000, 15/15); (2001, 16/16); (2002, 16/16);
(2003, 16/16); (2004, 12/12); (2005, 16/16); (2006, 14/14); (2007, 11/10) Total 177/176
Playoff Games Played/Started: (2000, 4/4) (2001, 2/2); (2003, 1/1); (2006, 1/1) Total 8/8

Jonathan Ogden was an anchor of the franchise for 12 seasons. A master technician, Ogden combined superior athletic ability, tremendous footwork, outstanding knowledge of the game and a fierce competitive zeal to become the most dominant offensive tackle of his era. Ogden is the standard to which all left tackles today are held.

Ogden, the Ravens’ 1st draft choice ever (4th overall in 1996), ends his career with more regular season starts (176) than any other player in franchise history, and he is 2nd in games played with 177 to K Matt Stover’s 191. He is also tied (Ray Lewis and Stover) in Ravens’ history with 8 postseason games played. The 11-time Pro Bowler ties for the 4th-most Pro Bowl appearances in NFL history. Only 3 offensive lineman (Bruce Matthews – 14, Randall McDaniel -12 and Will Shields -12) have been to Hawaii more.

2007: Named to his 11th-consecutive Pro Bowl, playing in 11 games (10 starts)…He missed 5 games due to a toe injury suffered in 2006…Helped protect Ravens QBs, allowing them time to complete a franchise-record 341 passes (61.2%) for 3,308 yards and helped open holes, allowing the Ravens to rush for 1,797 yards and 11 TDs.

2006: Named to his 10th-consecutive Pro Bowl as a starter on 12/19/06…Earned Sports Illustrated All-Pro, AP 2nd-team All-Pro and NFL.Com All-Pro honors…Started 14 games, missing the final 2 with a toe injury in 2006…Anchored a line that protected Ravens QBs, allowing a franchise record 17 sacks, the 2nd-fewest (Ind. – 15) in the NFL and posted the highest completion percentage (62.6%) in franchise history…Also helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 1,637 yards and 11 TDs.

2005: Named to his 9th-consecutive Pro Bowl…Started all 16 games at LT and helped protect Ravens QBs, allowing them to complete 59.6% of their passes…The Ravens’ 335 completions were just 3 shy of a franchise mark…Also helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 1,605 yards, averaging 3.6 yards per carry.

2004: Voted to his 8th-consecutive Pro Bowl and was also named 1st-team All-Pro by Football Digest, 2nd-team All-Pro by the AP, and All-Conference by the Pro Football Writers Association…Helped pave the way for 2,063 rushing yards…Along with the rest of the OL, helped Jamal Lewis (who missed 4 games) break the 1,000-yard rushing mark vs. Mia. (1/2/05)…Started 12
games…Missed the 1st game of the season at Cle., and 3 others in midseason (at Phi., vs. Cle., at NYJ), with a hamstring injury.

2003: Earned his 7th-consecutive Pro Bowl…Also earned AP 1st-team All-Pro for the 4th time, Sports Illustrated All-Pro, Pro Football Weekly All-AFC, All-NFL, Football Digest 1st-team All-Pro and The Sporting News All-Pro honors…Started all 16 regular season games and 1 postseason contest and helped Jamal Lewis set a franchise record with 2,066 rushing yards, the 2nd-most rushing yards in NFL history (Eric Dickerson – 2,105 in 1984).

2002: Named to his 6th-consecutive Pro Bowl and garnered NFL Alumni Offensive Lineman of the Year honors…One of only 3 Ravens offensive players (TE Todd Heap and G Bennie Anderson) to start 16 games.

2001: Was selected to start in his 5th-consecutive Pro Bowl and earned 2nd-team All-Pro honors, when he started all 16 games.

2000: First-team AP All-Pro…Pro Bowl starter for the 4th-straight season…Also earned 1st-team All-Pro from Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, Football Digest, USA Today and Pro Football Weekly…Started 15 games in the regular season and 4 playoff games, en route to the Ravens’ Super Bowl XXXV Championship.

1999: Started every game at LT, earning his 3rd-consecutive Pro Bowl start…Also named 2nd-team All-Pro by AP and earned Football Digest 1st-team All-Pro and Pro Football Weekly All-AFC honors.

1998: Pro Bowl starter for 2nd-consecutive season…AP 2nd-team All-Pro…Missed the final 3 games with an ankle injury.

1997: Selected to start in his 1st-career Pro Bowl at LT…Won All-Pro honors from Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly, College & Pro Football Weekly, and Football Digest…Started 16 games at LT.

1996: Capped tremendous rookie season with All-Pro selections by Sports Illustrated and Dallas Morning News while playing his only season at LG…Consensus All-Rookie choice…Named to USA Today’s All-Rookie team (selected by NFL writer Jarrett Bell)…Permitted 1 sack all season and 3 penalties (1 of those on special teams)…Started all 16 games.