Shannon Sharpe

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Shannon Sharpe
Shannon Sharpe at Super Bowl XLI pre-game show in Miami.jpg
on The NFL Today pre-game show
for Super Bowl XLI
Tight End/Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: June 26, 1968 (1968-06-26) (age 46)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Career information
College: Savannah State
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 7 / Pick: 192
Debuted in 1990
Last played in 2003
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 815
Receiving yards 10,060
Touchdowns 62
Stats at NFL.com
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Shannon Sharpe (born June 26, 1968) is a former American Football tight end who played for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. Sharpe is known for his creative commentary and occasional trash-talking. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and inducted on August 6, 2011. Sharpe played 12 seasons for Denver (1990–99, 2002–03) and two years with the Baltimore (2000–01), winning three Super Bowls and finishing his career as the NFL's all-time leader in receptions (815), receiving yards (10,060) and receiving touchdowns (62) by a tight end until Tony Gonzalez surpassed all 3 of these records, including breaking his total yardage record on October 5, 2008. Sharpe holds the distinction of being the first tight end ever to amass over 10,000 receiving yards. Shannon was also named a member of the NFL's first team All-Decade team of the 1990s.

Sharpe grew up poor and is the brother of former wide receiver Sterling Sharpe. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio in 2011.

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