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Ozzie Newsome earns another Hall of Fame honor

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Ozzie Newsome now has a letter jacket to go with his gold one.

The Ravens General Manager and Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end recently added another honor.

According to Montgomery Advertiser, Newsome is being inducted into the National Federation of State High School Association’s National High School Hall of Fame.

Newsome is one of 12 people being inducted, honoring his career as a three-sport star at Colbert County High in Alabama.

Newsome nearly pulled the trifecta as a senior, leading his school to a 15-0 season and state football title, the state basketball championship and hit .350 for the baseball team which lost the state finals.

We’d like to congratulate Newsome, along with fellow inductee Charles Jefferson of Ridgemont High.

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36 Responses to “Ozzie Newsome earns another Hall of Fame honor”
  1. youtubeingravenvids says: Jul 3, 2014 12:09 PM

    Wow. Dude’s got talent. Maybe that’s why he evaluates it so well.

  2. guitarkevin says: Jul 3, 2014 12:12 PM

    Congratz Oz

  3. coonsqualler says: Jul 3, 2014 12:15 PM

    Congratulations Ozzy!!!

    From Browns Town!

  4. asimonetti88 says: Jul 3, 2014 12:30 PM

    Picture makes it look like Ozzie has a sweet mohawk

  5. koufaxmitzvah says: Jul 3, 2014 12:39 PM

    Grace Slick

  6. ravensterpsarmystrong says: Jul 3, 2014 12:41 PM

    Baller!!! Congrats! Go Ravens!

  7. dickjagger says: Jul 3, 2014 12:42 PM

    Congrats Ozzie.. Congrat’s on the Mohawk too! I pity the fool who doesn’t appreciate that mohawk! Could use some more gold chains though.

  8. chinahand11 says: Jul 3, 2014 12:58 PM

    You should have seen Oz play. He was Gronk before Gronk was born, they just didn’t use tight ends like that back then. When Oz was loose on the second level with the ball, it was panic time for the D. And he would flat concuss LBs on the block and pancake them. Dude could ball.

  9. baltimoremikeg says: Jul 3, 2014 1:10 PM

    The best GM in football. I’m not going to say the Ravens would have nothing without him, but we’d just kind of be like the Houston Texans.

  10. monsterscream says: Jul 3, 2014 1:24 PM

    He should be a HOF executive in the NFL to go along with his HOF player status, when it’s all said and done. Long live the Wizard!!

  11. enot4200 says: Jul 3, 2014 1:42 PM

    What an amazing career. An awesome tight end then to not only be a great GM but a two time Super Bowl winning GM. I almost think that they should re induct him into the HALL when it’s all said and done. I’m not sure if anyone has had such success in two fields. I saw that he actually called Bear Bryant to apologize one time for spiking the ball after a touchdown in the NFL.

  12. geefan1 says: Jul 3, 2014 1:49 PM

    Congrats to Ozzie, and congrats to Darin Gantt — that was one totally righteous refrence

  13. clssylssy says: Jul 3, 2014 1:52 PM

    Best GM in the NFL and amazing sports legend. Congrats to Ozzie and the Ravens who owe much of their success to his wizardry!

  14. ravensrunthenfl says: Jul 3, 2014 1:54 PM

    Best gm in the history. Helped turn the ravens into the greatest franchise in sports in just a few years. His first two picks here were ray lewis and jonathan Ogden. How about that.

  15. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Jul 3, 2014 2:09 PM

    It looks like he has a mohawk in that pic \m/

  16. elliottcovert says: Jul 3, 2014 2:11 PM

    What’s really impressive is that Ozzie not only had a lot of talent, but that he identifies talent so well. In reality, being able to play football and understanding who has talent are two very different skill sets.

    But even beyond that, Ozzie not only drafts well but he’s also great at utilizing free agency and identifying which players to retain and which players to move on from.

    Somebody is walking around with nothing, because The Wizard’s got it all.

  17. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 3, 2014 2:20 PM

    Best gm in the history. Helped turn the ravens into the greatest franchise in sports in just a few years. His first two picks here were ray lewis and jonathan Ogden. How about that.

    Whatever you are smoking please share it with friends. His two picks were a good player and a criminal…..no big deal. Raven fans are so delusional it’s amusing to hear their boasts. Lol

  18. swagger52 says: Jul 3, 2014 2:30 PM

    Wow…I just want to thank the Cleveland Browns for letting him get away to become a Baltimore Raven.
    It is better than even the Chicago Cubs giving up Lou Brock or the Red Sox giving up the Baltimore Babe.

  19. classyjacklambert says: Jul 3, 2014 2:36 PM

    Remember that time he gave Flacco that franchise breaking contract? Is there a Baltimore hall of shame for worst GM ever?

  20. fin72 says: Jul 3, 2014 2:47 PM

    We’d like to congratulate Newsome, along with fellow inductee Charles Jefferson of Ridgemont High.
    ______________________________

    I wonder if Charles Jefferson knew Jeff Spicoli or took any of Mr. Hand’s classes?

  21. hakunamangata says: Jul 3, 2014 2:48 PM

    J.O. was a good player?

    Wow I mean I know the Steeler’s front office couldn’t identify a great O lineman to save their lives but I figured their fans may be able to.

    Then again I do give people a lot of credit.

    As for the guy thinking Cleveland “gave up” Ozzie….ummmm he was part of the package deal when the Browns left…..soooooooo yeah. Not exactly how it worked.

  22. bonnovi says: Jul 3, 2014 2:57 PM

    That Mohawk establishes Ozzie as the coolest GM in any sport.

  23. ronarch13 says: Jul 3, 2014 3:07 PM

    The Browns didn’t “let Oz go” the team MOVED to Baltimore! WOW!
    Oz, good for you. I still have your autograph from Browns Training camp ’86 at Lakeland

  24. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 3, 2014 3:20 PM

    J.O. was a good player?

    Wow I mean I know the Steeler’s front office couldn’t identify a great O lineman to save their lives but I figured their fans may be able to.

    Then again I do give people a lot of credit.

    As for the guy thinking Cleveland “gave up” Ozzie….ummmm he was part of the package deal when the Browns left…..soooooooo yeah. Not exactly how it worked.

    For someone passing judgement on others it’s funny that you comment on Ogden but omit the Criminal. I guess your mind skips over the criminals like Rice and Lewis….surprising for such a genius.

  25. getyourownname says: Jul 3, 2014 3:26 PM

    Steeler trolls on a message board trying to knock down a multiple level HOFer are hilarious. Obviously none of those HOF people have any idea what they are doing.

    I’m not prepared to say he’s already the best GM in history, but least he’s in the discussion, unlike any expert poster around here, and there will be another HOF vote on him as an executive when he finishes this gig.

  26. swagger52 says: Jul 3, 2014 3:40 PM

    Yes..the team moved…but why did the team move? Because Cleveland couldn’t keep the owner happy.
    So the owner leaves and takes Ozzie, JO, Ray Lewis with him. So again…Thank you Cleveland fans for being in denial and playing a role in Ozzie coming to Baltimore.

  27. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 3, 2014 4:05 PM

    This steeler fan respects his accomplishments on and off the field – another well deserved honor.

  28. ragnarthemagnificent says: Jul 3, 2014 4:10 PM

    That picture makes him look like he has a bitchin mohawk!

  29. hakunamangata says: Jul 3, 2014 4:18 PM

    For someone passing judgement on others it’s funny that you comment on Ogden but omit the Criminal.

    Didn’t know we were talking about Roethlisberger.

  30. colv says: Jul 3, 2014 4:19 PM

    Oz is a good human being, congratulations.

  31. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 3, 2014 5:02 PM

    Didn’t know we were talking about Roethlisberger.

    Being accused doesn’t make you a criminal pleading guilty does….surprised someone of your advanced IQ would realize…oh wait room temp is not a high IQ. Would have made it easier for you if I added an s to criminal.

  32. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 3, 2014 5:45 PM

    Though they should take something away from Oz for that Flacco deal. Nevermind, they did – Boldin, Ellerbe, Kruger, Williams…

  33. hakunamangata says: Jul 3, 2014 7:49 PM

    Being accused doesn’t make you a criminal pleading guilty does….surprised someone of your advanced IQ would realize…oh wait room temp is not a high IQ. Would have made it easier for you if I added an s to criminal.

    It may be. By your logic I may not be smart but I’m not stupid enough to watch the steelers.

  34. scoobies05 says: Jul 4, 2014 12:38 AM

    so accusations make a criminal. kettle, meet big belt ben

  35. scoobies05 says: Jul 5, 2014 2:33 PM

    crown…as always respect to you for being a good sport.
    so ogden was just a good player…hmm, he is universally recognized as one of the tops to ever play his position. as far as the criminal, lets not forget allll the steelers who have broken the law. you are such a hypocrite its a shame that you conisder yourself a representative of the steeler fans

  36. scoobies05 says: Jul 7, 2014 10:15 PM

    so i guess whoever drafted troy and ben is on the same level as ozzie…you know…a good player and a criminal

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