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Who is Shannon Sharpe?  

By Jack Loren 

January 02, 2023

Shannon Sharpe, born on June 26, 1968, rose to prominence as a prominent figure in American football. 

He showcased his exceptional skills as a tight end for a remarkable 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), predominantly representing the Denver Broncos. 

Regarded as one of the most exceptional tight ends of all time, 

he holds an esteemed position as the third highest in terms of tight end receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. 

Notably, he achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first NFL tight end to exceed 10,000 receiving yards, 

ultimately earning a well-deserved induction into the prestigious Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. 

Sharpe's illustrious journey began when he played college football for the Savannah State Tigers. 

Recognizing his exceptional talent, the Broncos drafted him in the seventh round of the 1990 NFL Draft.