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Jonathan Ogden selected for College Football Hall of Fame

Former Ravens' offensive lineman starred at UCLA

By Jeff Zrebiec

1:31 PM EDT, May 15, 2012

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Former Ravens offensive lineman Jonathan Ogden is considered a strong candidate to be part of the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

But before that, Ogden learned that he'll be enshrined into another Hall of Fame.

The former UCLA star was one of 14 players to be selected for the College Hall of Fame. He'll be inducted in September.

Ogden was a four-year starter at left tackle for the Bruins. In his final season at UCLA, Ogden was awarded the Outland Trophy, given to college football's top lineman, and named a unanimous first-team All-American. 

He was then drafted by the Ravens with the fourth overall pick in the 1996 draft. He played 12 seasons for the Ravens, establishing himself as one of the game's most dominant tackles. He was selected to 11 Pro Bowls and was a nine-time All-Pro. The first draft choice in Ravens' history, Ogden was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during the 2008 season.

Ogden's number has been retired at UCLA and he also was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.

The other 13 players who will be inducted into the College Hall of Fame in December are: quarterbacks Steve Bartkowski (California), Ty Detmer (BYU) and Tommy Kramer (Rice); running backs Charles Alexander (LSU) and Otis Armstrong (Purdue); wide receiver Art Monk (Syracuse); tight ends Hal Bedsole (Southern California) and Dave Casper (Notre Dame); guard John Wooten (Colorado),  linebacker Mark Simoneau (Kansas State); defensive end Gabe Rivera (Texas Tech); and defensive backs Greg Myers (Colorado Stae) and Scott Thomas (Air Force).     

Former coaches Phillip Fulmer (Tennessee), Jimmy Johnson (Miami and Oklahoma State) and R.C. Slocum (Texas A&M) will also be inducted.