Former NFL Player and inspirational keynote speaker has been inducted into the Howard
University Athletic Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame Health and named on
CORE Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks Today list.
Raleigh, N.C., April 5, 2022—Marques Ogden, a former NFL player, inspirational keynote
speaker, three-time best-selling author (Sleepless Nights; The Success Cycle), business
coach and consultant, co-host of The Lev & Marques Show and founder of Ogden Ventures
LLC, has been inducted into the Howard University Athletic Hall of Fame.
This award recognizes and honors the greatest student-athletes, coaches and
administrators in the illustrious history of Howard University Athletics. Ogden’s late father,
Shirrel Ogden, was a Howard University alumnus and was a major reason he attended the
“Marques’ participation in Howard University Athletics contributed to the rich legacy on
which the University was founded and set an example of excellence on which it can
continue to build,” said Bison Express Board. “Marques’ accomplishments were
outstanding; his pursuit of greatness was all-encompassing and the results of his efforts
were exhilarating. The memories he left us are forever etched in our minds and now,
published in Howard history.”
Ogden hopes his achievements and the legacy he leaves will continue to inspire future
generations of aspiring athletes for years to come. The 2022 Induction Class will be
honored and celebrated on September 30, 2022, at the Hall of Fame ceremony.
In addition, Ogden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Health as an
ambassador for his commitment to advocate for better health accessibility. He was also
named on CORE Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks Today list, alongside iconic
leaders who epitomize black excellence such as Samuel L. Jackson, Janet Jackson, Tina
Turner, Ken Griffey Jr. and Debbie Allen. This distinguished list honors champions who are
changing the game by transforming people, policy or practices through their leadership.
“To achieve these three honors and milestones for our brand and be recognized at this
caliber feels surreal,” said Ogden. “Thank you to everyone in my life who has supported me
in my pursuit of serving others…I truly believe anything and everything is possible if you
work hard and believe in yourself!”
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About Marques Ogden:
Marques Ogden is a former NFL player, inspirational keynote speaker, three-time best-selling
author, business coach and consultant, co-host of The Lev & Marques Show and Founder of
Ogden Ventures LLC. To learn more, visit www.marquesogden.com or connect with Marques
on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.