Originally a first round (30th pick overall) draft choice by the St. Louis Rams in 2013…Traded to the Giants on March 14, 2018 for 4th and 6th-round draft choices.
Originally a first round (30th pick overall) draft choice by the St. Louis Rams in 2013…Traded to the Giants on March 14, 2018 for 4th and 6th-round draft choices
Ogletree has started all 67 regular-season games in which he’s played - 31 at middle linebacker and 36 on the outside….Also started Los Angeles’ 2017 NFC Wild Card Game at middle linebacker…Led the Rams in tackles in four of his five seasons, missing only 2015, when an ankle injury limited him to four games…He had 155 tackles as a rookie, 169 the following season, 171 in 2016, and 95 last year…Career totals include 645 tackles (475 solo), 5.5 sacks, 6 interceptions (including 2 returned for touchdowns), 43 passes defensed, 13 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.
In 2017 Ogletree started 15 regular-season games and the Rams’ postseason game at middle linebacker…He was 1 of several starters who did not play in the regular-season finale after the Rams had clinched the NFC West title…Finished the season with 95 tackles (63 solo), 2.0 sacks, 1 interception (that he returned 41 yards for a touchdown at Arizona on Dec. 3), 10 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery…Tallied a season-high 12 tackles (11 solo) at Minnesota (11/19), and 11 stops (7 solo) vs. Washington (9/17)…Recorded sacks vs. Washington and vs. Seattle (10/8)…Had 5 solo tackles in Los Angeles’ loss to Atlanta in an NFC Wild Card Game.
In 2016, started all 16 games at middle linebacker after playing outside linebacker for his first 3 seasons...Voted a team captain by his peers...Led the team in tackles for the 3rd time in his career...Finished with the 5th-highest single-season tackle output in Rams history with a career-high 171...Also led the team in passes defensed (16) and tied for the team lead in interceptions (2)…Notched a team-leading 16 tackles at San Francisco (9/12)…Totaled 11 total tackles (10 solo) and added a game-clinching forced fumble and fumble recovery in the final minute vs. Seattle (9/18)…Recorded 13 tackles (11 solo) and 2 passes defensed at New Orleans (11/27)...Tallied 7 tackles (6 solo) and intercepted a Russell Wilson pass at the Rams’ 1-yard line at Seattle (12/15).
In 2015, Ogletree was limited to 4 games because of a broken fibula…Finished the season with 55 tackles and 2.0 sacks before being placed on injured reserve/designated to return on Oct. 26…Started at strongside linebacker and led the team with career-high totals of 18 tackles (15 solo) at Washington (9/20). It was the highest total by a Rams defender since London Fletcher had 21 tackles vs. San Francisco in 2001…Contributed 15 tackles (12 solo), including a career-high 2.0 sacks vs. Pittsburgh (9/27)…Led the team with 11 tackles at Arizona (10/4), despite leaving the game in the third quarter with a fibula injury.
In 2014, started all 16 games and led the Rams in tackles for the 2nd consecutive season with 169 (110 solo)…Finished 2nd on the team in passes defensed (11) and forced fumbles (5)...Nabbed his first interception of the season and second of his career off of Carson Palmer, returning it 44 yards at Arizona (11/9)...Followed that the following week with an interception of a Peyton Manning pass vs. Denver (11/16)…Registered 14 tackles (8 solo) at San Diego (11/23)…Made 13 tackles (11 solo) vs. the Giants (12/21).
As a rookie in 2013, started all 16 games and led the team in tackles with 155 (124 solo), and had 1.5 sacks, 1 interception returned 98 yards for a touchdown, 7 passes defensed and 6 forced fumbles...Made his NFL debut with a start at strongside linebacker and registered a team-high 11 tackles (9 solo) and forced a fumble vs. Arizona (9/8)…Recorded a team-high 11 tackles, forced his 3rd fumble of the season and picked up his first career interception and touchdown when he grabbed a T.J. Yates pass and returned it 98 yards at Houston (10/13)…Ogletree tied the NFL record for longest interception return by a linebacker, and the longest return by a rookie linebacker in league history...Tallied a team-high 12 tackles (10 solo), including his first career sack by dropping Palmer for a 7-yard loss at Arizona (12/8).
Played in 30 games with 22 starts - 17 at weak inside linebacker and 5 at strong safety - in 3 seasons at Georgia…Career totals included 197 tackles (129 solo), 6.0 sacks, 1 interception, 4 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery…As a senior in 2012, finished with a career-high 111 tackles (63 solo)…First-team All-Southeastern Conference choice by The NFL Draft Report…In 2010, was named to the Southeastern Conference Freshman team by the league’s coaches…Also earned the team’s Newcomer of the Year Award on defense…Earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll distinction for the summer semester.
Served as the Honorary Chair for the Rams’ first Make-A-Wish Celebrity Server Dinner in Los Angeles…Holds annual turkey drives and back-to-school drives in his hometown of Newnan, Ga.…Attended the 2018 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support and celebrating the new draft class… Answered questions from fans at the 2018 Giants Town Hall event at the Beacon Theatre, held exclusively for season ticket holders and sponsors.
Married (Alex). They have a son, A.J…Studied human development & family science at Georgia…Twin brother of former teammate Alexander Ogletree, a fullback for Georgia…At Newnan High School, Ogletree was named Class AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year, to the All-Decade Team and received All-State first-team unanimous accolades...Also selected by the Georgia Sports Writers Association as the state’s Class AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year...Starter on the basketball team…Ran the 400-meter dash and the 4x100 relay and long jumped for the Cougars...Participated in many community events, including serving as the Honorary Chair for the Rams’ first Make-A-Wish Celebrity Server Dinner in Los Angeles, Defensive Line Paintball Event to benefit St. Patrick Center.