Join us for S2:EP17 of the Legacy After the Locker Room Podcast as Jeff Ogden, former NFL player sits down with our host Kayla Bradham, to discuss his time in the NFL and the work he is doing outside of the league.
Jeff was a former walk-on at Eastern Washington University before his record-setting, five-year NFL career.
He went on to play five years in the National Football League, starting with the Dallas Cowboys where he made the team as a rookie wide receiver/return specialist in 1998 as an undrafted free agent. Jeff also played in 1999 with the Cowboys before moving on to the Miami Dolphins (2000 and 2001) and Baltimore Ravens (2002).
During his professional career, he worked with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Athletes in Action. He also created his own foundation; Jeff Ogden’s Catch a Star Foundation, which provided financial aid to prospective adoptive parents.
After retiring in 2003, Jeff pursued careers in education as well as owning his own fitness companies. He has left his fingerprints on many endeavors through his passion for life and tireless work ethic.
HIGHLIGHTS OF JEFF’S PODCAST
- 00:00 Introduction
- 00:30 Getting Started in Football
- 01:30 Pole Vaulting and Playing Football
- 03:50 Message to Kids
- 05:10 Brain Injury and Mental Health
- 08:50 After The Impact
- 11:00 NFL and Player Safety
- 15:00 Is the Money Enough?
- 17:15 Remembering Concussions
- 21:05 Post NFL Work
- 25:30 Live Head On
- 27:00 Special Olympics Donation
- 27:35 Words of Wisdom and Parting Thoughts
- 30:00 Goodbyes
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