7 Facts About Ozzie Newsome

1. In 2003, Ozzie Newsome received the United States Sports Academy's highest honor, the Eagle Award, in recognition of his significant contributions to international sport.

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2. On November 22, 2002, Ozzie Newsome was named the first general manager of the Ravens, making him the first African-American to occupy that position in the NFL.

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3. In 1999 Ozzie Newsome was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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4. In 1986, Ozzie Newsome won the Ed Block Courage Award for playing with injuries, and in 1990 won the Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award for his community service.

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5. In 1984, Ozzie Newsome set a franchise record for receiving yards in a game that stood for 29 years until it was broken in 2013 by Josh Gordon (who recorded 237 and 261 yards in back-to-back games).

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6. In 1994, Ozzie Newsome was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.

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7. In total, Ozzie Newsome amassed 102 receptions for 2,070 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.

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