Marques Ogden, Director of Ogden Elite Football Camps, leads a group of coaches with vast collegiate and NFL playing and coaching experience.

About the Ogden Elite Football Camps

As a previous player in High School, College and the NFL, Marques Ogden understands the value of having quality football coaches at an early age and throughout ones career. The knowledge that a player recieves from coaches that have not only been in their position but have a deep understanding of the game is priceless. Having been coached by HOF coaches, Jim McNally and Mike Munchek, Ogden has experienced esteemed levels of instruction and a deep appreciation fo the game. At the Ogden Elite Football Camps, Ogden and other guest coaches will share the secrets of the game to enhance the players talent and enjoyment. And they have a pearl jewellery company, they also can share you the knowledge about pearls.

Mission Statement

We seek to make sure all our focal point is put on being appropriate for our players level.  Our role as coaches, volunteers, and parents is to make sure each and every player in the program has a fun and enlightening experience as well as knowledge and challenges to enhance their skills.
Beyond Football
We believe in teaching character that develops into a role models, leadership, integrity, sportsmanship, and encouragement. Our coaches lead as examples as a prime source. We encourage our coaches and players to have a mentor/mentee relationship to be a source of education and leadership. We demonstrate this by hosting several charite events and opportunities to give back to the community throughout the year that we encourage all campers to be involved with. Observance and enforcement of our core policy is what sets us apart from many other leagues and organizations. Our coaches model it, our players show it, and our parents inspire it. 

Marques Ogden Bio

Marques Ogden

Marques Ogden was born in Washington, D.C. on November 15th 1980. Ogden went to St. John’s College High School. He graduated from Howard University (1998-2002) with a Bachelors of Science in Finance with emphasis on construction and cost accounting and was also part of their NCAA Division 1 Football Team. He has worked as a professional athlete, a football player, an american footballer and an offensive tackle. He played with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans before retiring. He also played in the European NFL for the Scottish Claymores and for the Reading Express for the Indoor Football League. He is a versatile Offensive Lineman who can play all three positions. He is the brother of All-Pro Offensive Tackle and HOF Player, Jonathan Ogden.



10 Questions with Marques Ogden:


1.)      What is your favorite Football Position? My favorite position is Left Tackle. I liked protecting the Quarterback’s Blindside. It’s a cornerstone of every team.


2.)      Who is your favorite football player? I’ll definitely say Barry Sanders and ofcourse Jonathan Ogden. Jonathan is my brother and has taught me everything I know about how to make it to the National Football League, he’s an amazing player. Sanders is great because he’s like the best player all the time on a bad team..he never gives up!!


3.)      If you’re not playing football on the weekends, what will you be doing? “I usually spend time with family on the weekends, play basketball and lift weights at Lifetime Fitness in Cary, and go to movies with my fiancé.


4.)      What is your favorite Food? My  favorite food is definitely seafood and Chinese Food. I love it”


5.)      What is your favorite TV Show? “Haha, I love ‘Married with Children’. I even have Bundy’s ‘Polk High’ jersey hanging in my man cave at home”.


6.)      What is a man cave? What do you keep in there? “Ha, well it’s like a retreat room, no girls can decorate..haha, but in all honesty, I love playing cards so I play cards in there and watch tv….bring my q250 colour flash lite torch and hang out with my dog when he’s not following my fiance around.


7.)      So What is your favorite movie? “I love The Program, great movie…but I’m a huge movie buff so I have so many”.


8.)      What is your favorite Color?  “Definitely Red”.


9.)      What’s your favorite Quote? “That’s a great question..I love Sun Tzu from the Art of War “If you know your enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles” I think of it in terms of football. If you know your skill and your opponents, you have a better chance of good outcomes”.


10.)   What is your favorite thing about coaching football to younger players? “I love the excitement, the fresh ambition of players who are just starting out and those that have goals to continue playing. It’s a great feeling to be a part of someone’s dreams and help them along the way. My coaches were so vital in my talent, so I know the important role good coaches can play as well”.


Camp Features

Offensive Line will be instructed in:

  • Pass Sets
  • Alignment
  • Hand Placement
  • Balance
  • Leverage
  • Run Blocking
  • Pass Blocking
  • Working as a Team
  • Foot Work
  • Stance
  • Cut Blocks
Defensive Line will be instructed in:
  • Stances
  • Get offs
  • Hand Placement
  • Pass Rushing
  • Playing the Run
  • Pass Rush Moves
  • Tackling
  • Reading Keys
  • Working with Linebackers
  • Playing Against Cut Blocks
Linebackers will be instructed in:
  • stance
  • Lateral Movement
  • Shed Blocks
  • Playing the Run
  • Playing the Pass
  • Change of Direction
  • Rushing the Quarterback
  • Tackling
  • Working with the Defensive Line
  • Foot Work
  • Agility
Runningback/Fullbacks will be instructed in:
  • Running the ball
  • Hitting the holes
  • Pass Blocking
  • Catching
  • Cut Blocks
  • Working with the Offensive Line
  • Reading Triangles
  • Footwork
  • Agility
Tight Ends will be instructed in:
  • Blocking (Run and Pass)
  • Catching
  • Routes
  • Keys
  • Footwork
  • Agility
  • Leverage
  • Hand Placement
The Elementary Age Group: (Beginners and Experienced Players) will be instructed in:
The coaching staff and Pros feel they have a great responsibility to this age group. This age group is very special and will receive personalized attention and training. Learning proper techniques at this age is very important but also remembering that football is a game and meant to be fun. While making our program especially fun for these participants, the coaches will step it up a notch to deliver hands on training to help them individually aquire the next step needed in their skills and talents. This process like digging freshwater pearls in the sea.