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Ozzie Newsome

First African-American NFL Manager; Manager of the Baltimore Ravens; Former Professional Football Player

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Throughout his 13-season, 198-game NFL career with the Cleveland Browns from 1978 to 1990, Ozzie Newsome was a fixture at tight end, a true team leader in every respect, and one of only five players in Browns history to play in parts of three decades.

Nicknamed the "Wizard of Oz," Newsome became the leading tight end receiver in NFL history with 662 receptions for 7,980 yards and 47 touchdowns. He ranked as the fourth leading receiver when he retired.

Newsome was played on the All-America Team at the University of Alabama in 1977 and he became one of two first-round draft selections of the Browns a year later. The first rookie in 25 years to be named the Browns' Offensive Player of the Year in 1978, Ozzie earned all-pro honors in his second season in 1979 and again in 1984. He was a vital cog in the potent offensive machine that took the Browns to three AFC championship showdowns against the Denver Broncos in a four-year stretch between 1986 and 1989. He also was a Pro Bowl choice following the 1981, 1984 and 1985 seasons.

An outstanding citizen as well as a consummate team player, Newsome won the NFL Players Association Whizzer White award for community service in 1990. Four years earlier in 1986, he won the Ed Block Courage award for continuing to play in spite of injuries. A long-time Browns offensive captain, Newsome played in 198 consecutive games. Ozzie caught at least one pass in 150 consecutive games, the second longest streak in NFL annals at the time. The tight end caught 50 or more passes six seasons, had three or more receptions in 112 games and eight or more catches 13 times. His biggest single game came against the New York Jets in 1984 when he caught 14 passes for 191 yards.

On November 22, 2002, Newsome was named general manager of the Baltimore Ravens, making him the first African-American to occupy that position in the NFL. He had previously been a front office executive since 1991 with the Browns.

Newsome earned his first Super Bowl ring when the Ravens defeated the New York Giants 34-7 in Super Bowl XXXV, and earned a second ring after the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII 34-31.

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Ozzie Newsome

First African-American NFL Manager; Manager of the Baltimore Ravens; Former Professional Football Player

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Ozzie Newsome Biography

Throughout his 13-season, 198-game NFL career with the Cleveland Browns from 1978 to 1990, Ozzie Newsome was a fixture at tight end, a true team leader in every respect, and one of only five players in Browns history to play in parts of three decades.

Nicknamed the "Wizard of Oz," Newsome became the leading tight end receiver in NFL history with 662 receptions for 7,980 yards and 47 touchdowns. He ranked as the fourth leading receiver when he retired.

Newsome was played on the All-America Team at the University of Alabama in 1977 and he became one of two first-round draft selections of the Browns a year later. The first rookie in 25 years to be named the Browns' Offensive Player of the Year in 1978, Ozzie earned all-pro honors in his second season in 1979 and again in 1984. He was a vital cog in the potent offensive machine that took the Browns to three AFC championship showdowns against the Denver Broncos in a four-year stretch between 1986 and 1989. He also was a Pro Bowl choice following the 1981, 1984 and 1985 seasons.

An outstanding citizen as well as a consummate team player, Newsome won the NFL Players Association Whizzer White award for community service in 1990. Four years earlier in 1986, he won the Ed Block Courage award for continuing to play in spite of injuries. A long-time Browns offensive captain, Newsome played in 198 consecutive games. Ozzie caught at least one pass in 150 consecutive games, the second longest streak in NFL annals at the time. The tight end caught 50 or more passes six seasons, had three or more receptions in 112 games and eight or more catches 13 times. His biggest single game came against the New York Jets in 1984 when he caught 14 passes for 191 yards.

On November 22, 2002, Newsome was named general manager of the Baltimore Ravens, making him the first African-American to occupy that position in the NFL. He had previously been a front office executive since 1991 with the Browns.

Newsome earned his first Super Bowl ring when the Ravens defeated the New York Giants 34-7 in Super Bowl XXXV, and earned a second ring after the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII 34-31.

Ozzie Newsome Videos

  • Ozzie Newsome's Full Hall of Fame Speech - Best of Ozzie ...
    Jan 27, 2019 ... Retired RB Calvin Hill inducts Ozzie Newsome into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1999 . #BaltimoreRavens #Ravens #NFL Subscribe to theĀ ...

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  • How to book Ozzie Newsome?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ozzie Newsome for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ozzie Newsome, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ozzie Newsome or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ozzie Newsome?

    Booking fees for Ozzie Newsome, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ozzie Newsome, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ozzie Newsome?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ozzie Newsome for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ozzie Newsome for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ozzie Newsome or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ozzie Newsome or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ozzie Newsome is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ozzie Newsome for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Ozzie Newsome generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ray Lewis, Shannon Sharpe, John Harbaugh, Jerome Bettis and Michael Irvin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ozzie Newsome for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ozzie Newsome Speaker Videos

  • Ozzie Newsome's Full Hall of Fame Speech - Best of Ozzie ...
    Jan 27, 2019 ... Retired RB Calvin Hill inducts Ozzie Newsome into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1999 . #BaltimoreRavens #Ravens #NFL Subscribe to theĀ ...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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