Former Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden received the first of what is expected to be a run of Hall of Fame selections on Tuesday, when the National Football Foundation announced that he will join 16 others in the 2012 College Football Hall of Fame induction class.
Ogden was one of 14 players named to this year’s group, and could be a first-ballot inductee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible next year.
To earn his way into the college hall, Ogden put together a distinguished career from 1992-95 at UCLA.
He was a unanimous All-American, the winner of the Outland Trophy in 1995, and becomes the 11th UCLA player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Ogden won the Morris Trophy as the Pac-10’s top offensive lineman, the UPI Lineman of the Year award and shared the Henry “Red” Sanders Award as the Bruins’ most valuable player as a senior in 1995. He was a four-year starter and allowed just one sack as a senior.
Ogden was then selected fourth overall by the Ravens in the 1996 NFL draft. He went on to play 12 seasons with Baltimore, earn first-team All-Pro honors four times and appear in 11 Pro Bowls. Ogden helped the Ravens win Super Bowl XXXV.