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Hall of Fame inductee Jonathan Ogden was absurdly huge in high school (photo)


On Saturday, Baltimore Ravens longtime offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden deservedly was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Jonathan Ogden is a large man and apparently always has been a large man. As you can see above, even when posing alongside other massive human beings (center), Ogden stands out due to his considerable size and stature.

But a photo that recently surfaced of Ogden from his high school playing days at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., and the absurd difference in size between him and his teammates and fellow competitors is mind-boggling.

Via St. Albans School’s Flickr account:


Sweet sassy molassey. He’s a man among boys. Or more fittingly, a titan among mere mortal humans. How many linebackers just threw themselves on the ground and got into the fetal position when they say Ogden lumbering at them preparing to make a downfield block? Yikes.