Former Offensive Lineman, Respected Entrepreneur, Businessman, Mentor, Sought-After Motivational Speaker, Best-Selling Author
Former NFL offensive lineman Marques Ogden rose to success from being a red-shirted freshman on his Howard University football team, to being drafted by the NFL, to play for 5 years on NFL teams including the Jackson Jaguars, Titans, Bills and Ravens. Now he is a respected entrepreneur, businessman, mentor, sought-after motivational speaker, and best-selling author.
Pulling wisdom from his life experiences, including his single father’s life lessons enforcing integrity, strong work-ethic and encouragement towards education; his years of playing football, including inspiration from the greatest coaches in the world; and from both successful and failed business ventures, Ogden’s current passion and efforts are being directed towards his new role as President, CEO, program creator and motivational speaker of The Ogden Speaking Academy.
Ogden also shares his personal and professional stories with organizations across the United States, at universities and commencement ceremonies, and at major corporations, including 2 Fortune 500 companies, First Citizen’s Bank (#496) and Netapp (#458). As well as 4 Fortune 100 companies, JP Morgan (#18), Cisco (#55), Siemens (#58) and Net York Life (#61). He also authored an autobiography in 2015, Sleepless Nights, The NFL: A Business and Family, which became a best seller in only 2 days on Amazon, and reached #28 on Amazon’s top 100 list under the category of American Football. He is now working on a second book which will focus on his upbringing and his career in public speaking.