Pro Football Hall of Fame 2013: Ceremony Recap, Speech Highlights and More

August 4, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pro Football Hall of Fame officially welcomed its 2013 class of legendary NFL players in Saturday evening's enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio.
Former Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden—the first draft pick in franchise history for the defending Super Bowl champions—was the first of the impressive inductees to deliver his speech.
Ogden, the No. 4 overall pick in the 1996 draft, is the first player in Ravens history to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He will likely be joined by draft classmate Ray Lewis before long, which is a testament to how well GM Ozzie Newsome has drafted over the years.
As a 10-time All-Pro selection and 11-time Pro Bowler, there was no doubt this day of induction would come for Ogden, who was a brute force on the gridiron at 6'9" and 345 pounds. 
It was a composed, relatively succinct and tear-free speech from Ogden, who expressed appreciation for the fans to cap things off, per the Ravens' of...

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