Super Bowl Champ Jamie Sharper Helps Jonathan Ogden’s Foundation, Talks Baltimore Ravens
Former NFL linebacker Jamie Sharper won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2000. One of his teammates and friends was Jonathan Ogden, who he still keeps in touch with today.
“We’re just trying to drink a lot of water and make it through the Vegas heat. Right now, I think its 105, 107 degrees and we are in the desert so it is pretty tough. The event has been going well. We came in last night, Jonathan Ogden’s organization is doing some good things so it is always easy to go to Vegas and play some golf,” Sharper told Jared Ginsberg of Class Act Sports when he had a break in the action.
The Foundation, created in 1996, helps underprivileged kids through athletics and education programs.
“The main thing is, [Ogden] was always good guy, I played in a couple of his tournaments and he is always thinking about others. He’s not a flamboyant guy talking a lot. When we were playing together, he just went out there and did his job. With him going to the College Hall of Fame and soon to be Pro Hall of Fame next year, we just have to help him out, and he does some good things with the charities and he is a nice guy so it is easy to come back and help him out,” Sharper said.
Sharper then reminisced about that Super Bowl run.
“Playing with him, we had a great team. 2000 seems like it was so long ago but really any time you go back to Baltimore or Maryland, you remember it. They came close last year, almost made it to the Super Bowl. Hopefully we’ll get there this year with the new team. First Super Bowl for the Baltimore Ravens and we will always remember that,” he told Class Act Sports.
Last season, the Ravens lost 23-20 to the New England Patriots in the final seconds of the AFC Championship game. But Sharper thinks they will be back this year.
“I think [Joe] Flacco need to do what he’s been doing, and Ray Rice-get him paid and have him go out there and rush for 1,800 yards and they’ll get there,” he said.