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By Matt Vensel | March 5, 2012
Time will tell if Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, will make into to the Pro Football Hall of Fame whenever his playing career ends. But if Suggs does get inducted, his gear will be waiting for him when he arrives. The uniform worn by Suggs in his standout 2011 season arrived Thursday at the Hall of Fame , so if you make the trip up to Canton, Ohio you can check out the helmet, purple jersey, pants, socks and cleats he wore while chasing after enemy quarterbacks in 2011.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti knows that Ray Lewis and Ed Reed will be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame the moment they become eligible. With former Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams, who was nominated last week for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame , Bicsciotti feels that a little politicking for his longtime friend couldn't hurt. Realizing that the 68-year-old Williams is as resolute about not lobbying for votes as he was unwilling to deal with certain AAU coaches when it came to recruiting their players, Bisciotti is confident that he and others -- including some of Williams' former competitors -- will to take up the fight to get Williams honored later this year.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2013
Ravens fan Robert Radawiec moved to Cleveland a decade ago, but he had never made the 45-minute drive to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That changed this weekend not only for him, but for so many other Ravens fans who descended on this northeastern Ohio city to welcome in one of their own. Left tackle Jonathan Ogden became the first player the Ravens drafted to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. "I've never had a reason to go," said Radawiec, who wore purple camouflaged pants and a Ravens polo shirt.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
A little less than four months after Jonathan Ogden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the lineman who was the Ravens' first-ever draft pick in 1996 will return to Baltimore to give another podium speech. The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation will induct Ogden into its Hall of Legends during the foundation's annual gala on Saturday, where the former left tackle will become the first Ravens player to take a place next to such heralded Baltimore sports figures as Babe Ruth, Johnny Unitas , Art Modell and Brooks Robinson . It will be a busy weekend for Ogden, who is also set to receive his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring during a halftime ceremony when the Ravens host the New York Jets Sunday.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2013
Art Modell, the owner who brought the Ravens to Baltimore, and Jonathan Ogden, the team's first-ever draft pick, were among 15 modern-era finalists announced Friday for the 2013 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The announcement, which came four months after Modell's death at age 87, was a significant milestone for the late owner's Hall of Fame candidacy, though the final verdict won't be announced until the day before the Super Bowl. Modell was an NFL owner for 43 years and played a major role in helping the league become a television superpower.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2013
NEW ORLEANS -  Jonathan Ogden, the first draft pick in Ravens history and the quintessential left tackle of his generation, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in his first year of eligibility. Late Ravens owner Art Modell, who brought pro football back to Baltimore and was also one of 15 modern-era finalists, fell short of election. Modell has been a divisive candidate in part because he moved the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore after the 1995 season. Ogden's selection came the day before his former team will play for its second Super Bowl title against the San Francisco 49ers here in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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By MIKE PRESTON | January 9, 2003
THE ABSENCE OF Ravens owner Art Modell's name from the list of 15 finalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003 was expected. There is still too much passion and, in some cases, disdain when his name is mentioned. It's a shame. Modell should have a bust of himself in Canton, Ohio, along with George Halas, Lamar Hunt, Art Rooney, Wellington Mara and other contributors who have made pro football the nation's top sport. Instead, Modell, 77, probably won't be a finalist again for a few more years.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | August 8, 2009
He played only four years with the Ravens, but when Rod Woodson enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame tonight, he'll be reopening the door for Baltimore. A defensive back, Woodson is the first Ravens player to be enshrined in Canton, Ohio. There, he joins 11 members of the Baltimore Colts, the last of whom - former coach Don Shula - was inducted in 1997. One year later, Woodson joined the Ravens, where he shored up the defense and helped lead them to a Super Bowl victory in January 2001.
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By Megan Kennedy and Megan Kennedy,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 20, 1999
Trivia time.He has never scored a touchdown, never kicked a field goal, never been in a huddle for that matter. But yesterday, he became the first man to represent the Baltimore Ravens in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Who is he?He's Gil Sadler, a 53-year-old sales representative from Carney. Yesterday, he was "enshrined" in the Canton, Ohio, hall as the ultimate Baltimore Ravens fan. His image will appear in a new exhibit dedicated to true football fanatics.The "Visa Hall of Fans" is the result of a season-long search by the credit card company and the National Football League to find the "ultimate fan" from each of the 31 NFL teams (including the new Cleveland franchise)
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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,SUN STAFF | October 27, 2002
One by one, the people wander slowly through the enshrinement hall and instinctively whisper the names of the former greats, as if to give homage. Sammy Baugh. Joe Schmidt. Bronko Nagurski. Row after row of life-size bronze busts pay no heed. A narrow spotlight shines down on each -- men captured forever young and clear-eyed, determined and tough, in cold, hard metal. It's hard not to feel a little bit awed in this gridiron cathedral in Canton, Ohio. In Niche 7F, one of the greatest of them all can be found.
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By Ryan Hood, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
Art Shell was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989 after a 15-year playing career with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. A native of Charleston, S.C., Shell is also a member of the South Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Tonight in Atlanta, Shell will be honored for his time at Maryland State - now known as UMES - with his third Hall of Fame enshrinement. The former Hawks tackle is set to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. "It ranks right up there with those [others]
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
Diminutive running back Bobby Rainey might have been the Ravens' most productive offensive player last preseason, rushing for 55 yards and catching a team-leading 14 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns. When the Ravens made their final cuts in 2012, the undrafted rookie learned that he had made the 53-man roster as the No.3 running back behind Ray Rice and fellow rookie Bernard Pierce. However, on the eve of the team's Monday night regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, Rainey was cut in favor of running back Anthony Allen, who was re-signed because of his lead-blocking ability in front of Jacoby Jones on returns.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
Here's what others are saying about the death of former Baltimore Colts defensive lineman Art Donovan: * Clark Judge of CBSSports.com talked about Donovan's value to football . But he was much more than a damned good football player. He was one helluva guy. He was kind. He was friendly. And he was a riot. Donovan was to story telling what Jim Brown was to running backs. Nobody told one better. He had a laugh the size of Memorial Stadium and a kind and generous heart -- always willing to help out when and where he could.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2013
Ravens fan Robert Radawiec moved to Cleveland a decade ago, but he had never made the 45-minute drive to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That changed this weekend not only for him, but for so many other Ravens fans who descended on this northeastern Ohio city to welcome in one of their own. Left tackle Jonathan Ogden became the first player the Ravens drafted to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. "I've never had a reason to go," said Radawiec, who wore purple camouflaged pants and a Ravens polo shirt.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2013
A numerical look at the career of former Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday: 1 - Sack allowed in first season in 1996 when Ogden, playing at left guard, was named to USA Today all-rookie team 2 - Touchdown catches for Ogden on tackle-eligible plays, one as a rookie and another in 2003 4 - Selected fourth overall out of UCLA in 1996, he's the first player...
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
Throughout a 12-year career that culminates here this weekend when he officially joins the pantheon of the NFL's best, Jonathan Ogden never minded being left alone. At 6-foot-9 and 345 pounds, he struck an imposing figure at left tackle, operating comfortably without additional help against the league's quickest and strongest pass rushers. He made 11 Pro Bowl teams and won a Super Bowl , but he shied away from the attention and the adulation. Ogden was far more comfortable reading a book in the corner than engaging in locker room horseplay.
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August 25, 1999
Who holds the NFL record for most rushing yards in a game?David V., 12New Providence, New JerseyWalter Payton of the Chicago Bears ran for 275 yards against the Minnesota Vikings on November 20, 1977. Walter carried the ball 40 times.Walter is also the NFL's career rushing leader. He ran the ball 3,838 times for 16,726 yards from 1975 to 1987. Walter is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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By Ken Murray | February 18, 1993
Of the 22 players selected to the Sheridan Broadcasting Network's All-time Black College Football Team, six are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, and two more -- Walter Payton and Larry Little -- will be inducted next summer.But curiously, none of the Sheridan 22 are in the College Hall of Fame in Kings Island, Ohio."It doesn't bother me at all," said Lem Barney, one of the Sheridan honorees and a 1992 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee as a cornerback with the Detroit Lions.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2013
When talk turns to athletic freaks, offensive linemen rarely rate a mention. The term is usually applied to an NBA greyhound who can dribble around guards as easily as dunk over 7-footers. Or in the realm of football, maybe a quarterback who can complete 65 percent of his passes while scurrying like Barry Sanders. But ask scouts, coaches and fellow pros about Jonathan Ogden, and the words "freak" or "freakish" come up over and over. When Ogden goes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend, Baltimore fans will celebrate him as the first Ravens draft pick so honored, a cornerstone for all the success that followed.
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Mike Preston | August 1, 2013
It is an argument that has gone on for nearly a decade: Who is the greatest player in Ravens history, offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden or linebacker Ray Lewis? The debate seems to have hit an all-time high this week with Ogden, the team's first draft pick ever in 1996, being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. But there really shouldn't be any more arguments. If you want the total package, which includes being a team leader, a mentor and having charisma while also being one of the best middle linebackers to ever play, then Lewis is No. 1. If you want a player who was truly dominant, an athletic wonder, a great technician and the best to ever play the position in the history of the NFL, then it's Ogden.
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