Former Pro Bowler Jonathan Ogden Knows What's Important in Life

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Former Baltimore Raven Jonathan Ogden was as competitive as they come on the football field. Now that he is retired, he is still competitive on the golf course, but knows that there are others things that are more important than football.

Speaking exclusively with Jared Ginsberg of Class Act Sports, Ogden who has been retired since 2007 was on hand at Jason Taylor’s ninth annual Celebrity Golf Outing in South Florida.

“We are raising good money for JTs foundation. We are having a great time. Our score? It could be better, but it could be worse. But I have a good group of guys, we are helping JT out, so it’s a good thing,” Ogden said.

Ogden has been a fixture on, as he has been to many charitable functions, supporting everyone he can, while also having his own foundation, the Jonathan Ogden Foundation. It helps inner-city kids in the Baltimore area, where he currently resides. (For more information, visit

“Any time you get an opportunity to give back- children are our future. I know it sounds like a song, but it’s the truth. You have to help take care of the youth and get them a start in life, and anything you can do to help out, I am all for it,” he told Class Act Sports.

Ogden played 12 years with the Ravens from 1996-2007, was an 11-time Pro Bowler, nine-time All-Pro, was a member of the 2000 All-Decade Team, and won Super Bowl XXXV. He is up for the NFL Hall of Fame next year, and should be a first-ballot selection into Canton.

While there was plenty of praise for him, Ogden also took the time to talk up Class Act Sports.

“Giving a shout-out to Class Act Sports. You guys keep doing what you’re doing. You’re doing a good job out there, and just keep working,” he said.

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