Ogden was named as a selection for the HOF in Canton, OH on Saturday, the day before Super Bowl XLVII, in which his former team will square off against the San Francisco 49ers.
The former Raven, who made it into the Hall on his very first time on the ballot, will be inducted on August 3rd.
Ogden admits his nerves got the best of him while he was waiting to hear whether or not he’d made the cut.
“That was the most stressful I’ve been in a while,” Ogden said. “It’s like your wife is going to the hospital and you’re having a baby. You’re just sitting there.”
Ogden was selected to appear in 11 Pro Bowls and largely redefined the left tackle position.
He will enter the Hall of Fame along with former Dallas Cowboys guard Larry Allen, wide receiver Cris Carter, defensive tackle Curley Culp, linebacker Dave Robinson, defensive tackle Warren Sapp, and Head Coach Bill Parcells.
“Nothing happens without the big guys up front,” Ogden said. “I take pride keeping my quarterback upright and making room for my running backs. We are the engine.”
Among those who didn’t make the cut this year were running back Jerome Bettis and owners Art Modell and Edward DeBartolo Jr.