Growing up in a single-parent home with a father that inspired and demonstrated perseverance and fairness, Marques Ogden learned how to define his values and set specific goals. Marques attended Howard University from 1998-2002, where he played Division I football.

He followed his dream and his brother Jonathan’s footsteps, getting drafted into the NFL in 2003. Marques played in the NFL from 2003 to 2007 as an offensive lineman for the Titans, Bills, Ravens, and Jaguars. During the off season, Marques helped train football players in Europe, both physically and mentally.


At the age of 27, he founded a construction company called Kayden Premier Enterprises, a business that grew rapidly in its first few years, but he lost the business after an unfortunate business endeavor.

At his lowest point, the lessons he learned from his father, coaches, and business helped him restructure his life. With hard work and determination, he became a motivational speaker and marketing leader with the goal of helping others to succeed.

Marques currently works with clients such as JP Morgan, The Home Depot, The NFL, The U.S. Military, and many others. He speaks on a variety of topics, including: leadership, transition, perseverance and resilience.

His best-selling book “Sleepless Nights: The NFL: A Family and Business” is an autobiography following him from his birth through his NFL career and beyond his rise and fall in corporate America. Marques Ogden’s story is a candid look into the life of an NFL athlete that turns into a successful business man then loses it all. Marques shares how he overcomes his demons of drinking and gambling to get his life back on track.

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