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|Date of birth:July 18, 1975|
|Place of birth: Irvington, New York|
|NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 6 / Pick: 163|
|Debuted in 1998|
|Last played in 2005|
Career NFL statistics
He went to elementary and middle school in Immaculate Conception School in Irvington, New York. This school is now closed.
High school career
Ogbogu was drafted with the tenth pick of the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played four years for the Jets, one year with the Bengals, before finishing up his professional career by playing 3 years with the Dallas Cowboys. It was with the Cowboys that Ogbogu had a memorable game on Thanksgiving Day in 2004 against the Chicago Bears. During that game he racked up 3½ sacks, the second most in any one game for a Cowboys defender in franchise history. First is Jim Jeffcoat who had five sacks on November 10, 1985.
Ogbogu is also the official star and spokesperson of the famous Under Armour brand, and is named "Big E" in the Under Armour commercials. His saying, "We must protect this house!" has been made famous from these advertisements. He was featured as "Big E" on EA Sports Fight Night Round 3. Ogbogu also starred in the movie The Game Plan as the defensive end Drake.
- "Eric Ogbogu - Archbishop Stepinac High School Graduate". Creators Media Group, Inc. Retrieved November 27, 2009.
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