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Ogden, Jeff (WR)

Playoff Contenders 2000, #171

Card: Playoff Contenders 2000 European Ticket
Acquired: 2021, Future Considerations


  • After one year at Clackamas Community College as a pole vaulter, Jeff walked onto the Eastern Washington University Football team. 

  • In his Senior year (97) at WR, Ogden posted 13 receiving touchdowns on 57 catches (1148 yards).

  • Played for the Dallas Cowboys in 1998 and 1999 where he primarily saw time on special teams and saw spot duty on kick returns.

  • Allocated to the Rhein Fire in 2000, catching 44 passes for 635 yards and 7 TDs. 

  • Returned stateside to be traded by the Cowboys to the Miami Dolphins for a 7th round pick before the season began.

  • Became well known as a speed merchant, returning punts and kicks. 

  • Dolphins All-time leader in punt return yard average at 13.7 yards.

  • His 700 yards ranks 3rd despite just playing for the franchise two years.

  • Joined the Ravens as a free agent in 2002, retiring after the season.






  • All NFL Europe 2000

  • Eastern Washington Hall of Fame Class of 2018


Jeff has done some coaching at the college level and in NFLE. He’s also dabbled in reality TV appearing in the show The Millionaire Matchmaker, but is best known for his love of charities working with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and his own foundation (Catch a Star) which helps give financial aid to prospective adoptive parents.

Pearson, Pepe

Playoff Contenders 2000 European Ticket #172

Card: Playoff Contenders 2000 European Ticket
Acquired: 2021, Future Prospects


  • Played 4 years for Ohio State from 1994-1997, rushing for 3036 yards.
  • Best year came in 1996, rushing for 1484 yards and 17 TDs, while catching 19 passes for 218 yards and finishing with 1702 yards from scrimmage for the Buckeyes.
  • Went undrafted in 1998 and bounced around the NFL on practice squads and offseason rosters with the 49ers, Browns, Lions, Jaguars, Steelers, Buccaneers, and Bears.
  • Joined the NFLE in 2000, playing for the Rhein Fire.
  • Ranked second in the league with 486 yards rushing and 3 TDs on 102 carries that year.
  • Scored the game winning touchdown in World Bowl 2000.

  • In 2001,  topped those totals rushing for 597 yards on 166 carries (3 TDs).
  • Briefly saw time on the roster of the XFL Las Vegas Outlaws in 2001.
  • Has extensive coaching experience as a positional coach (Ohio Dominican, Youngstown State, Marshall, Dayton Warbirds, and as of 2021 at Tennessee State.)
  • Also had head coaching stops in the AFL2 with the Daytona Beach Hawgs (04/05) and the Marion Mayhem (08/09) where with the latter he also served as GM.
  • As of the time of this post, is currently offensive coordinator for Eddie George at Tennessee State.



Snell, Ben

Card: Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000
Acquired: 2021, Future Consideration

Ben Snell paired with Siran Stacy in the Claymores backfield to form a nice one two punch. He’d play two seasons in NFLE, rushing for a career high 259 yards on 48 carries and scoring his first TD of his career in 2000. He then joined the XFL in 2001, playing for the Las Vegas Outlaws. -Snell rushed 31 times for 123 yards, while catching 6 passes and a TD for LV before the league folded.

A four-year starter at Ohio Northern, Snell rushed for a school-record 16 touchdowns and 1,137 yards on 158 carries (7.2 avg.) as a senior in 1999. All in all with Ohio Northern, Ben’s rushing totals included 2,871 yards rushing on 502 carries and 33 touchdowns to go along with 275 yards receiving on 38 receptions. He’s also the nephew of Jets great Matt Snell.