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Encyclopedia > Sterling Sharpe
Sterling Sharpe
Date of birth April 6, 1965
Place of birth Chicago
Position(s) WR
College South Carolina
NFL Draft 1988 / Round 1/ Pick 7
Pro Bowls 5
Statistics
  • Pro Football Reference
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Team(s)
1988-1994 Green Bay Packers

Sterling Sharpe (born April 6, 1965 in Chicago) is a former American football wide receiver who played from 1988 to 1994 with the Green Bay Packers. April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, The City of Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837  - Mayor... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... An 1872 illustration of the Horseshoe, USCs original campus. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... // Round One Round Two Sel# Team Player Pos. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, The City of Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837  - Mayor... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950...


Early Life

Growing up, Sharpe lived in Georgia with his grandmother and siblings, one being his brother, NFL Pro-Bowl tight end Shannon Sharpe. He attended Glennville High, playing running back, quarterback, and linebacker and was a member of the basketball and track teams. As a wide receiver at the University of South Carolina, Sharpe set school records with 169 career receptions and 2,497 receiving yards and a since-broken record of 17 career touchdowns. He also set the school record for single-season receiving touchdowns with 11, which was broken in 2005 by Sidney Rice. Shannon Sharpe (born June 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former AFC tight end and wide receiver who played 12 of his 14 seasons with the Denver Broncos in the NFL. Sharpe is known most for his creative commentary and trash talking as well as for being the premier... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... A womens 400 metre hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... An 1872 illustration of the Horseshoe, USCs original campus. ... Sidney Rice (born September 1, 1986, in Gaffney, South Carolina) is a sophomore football player for the University of South Carolina. ...


NFL Career

Sharpe was the first round draft pick of the Packers in 1988 and had an immediate impact on the team. In his rookie season he started all sixteen games and caught 55 passes. His sophomore season he led the league with 90 receptions and was the first of the Packers to do so since Don Hutson in 1945 and broke Hutson's record of receptions and receiving yards in a season. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Donald Montgomery Hutson (b. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ...


A few years later, in 1992, Sharpe and the new quarterback, Brett Favre, teamed up to become one of the top passing tandems in the league. In the final game of that season he and Favre hooked up for Sharpe's 107th reception of the season — a touchdown pass — which broke the NFL's single-season receptions record, set by Art Monk in 1984. In the 1993 season Sharpe subsequently broke his own record, with 112 receptions; this also made him the first player to have consecutive seasons catching more than 100 passes. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Brett Lorenzo Favre (Rhymes with starve) (born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) is the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... James Arthur Monk (born December 5, 1957, in White Plains, New York), is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Sterling Sharpe's tenure at wide receiver was cut short by a neck injury suffered during the 1994 season, ending a career in which he was named an All-Pro five times (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, and 1994). Since he was unable to continue playing, and was not on the team to get a Super Bowl ring in 1996, his brother Shannon gave him one of the three he has won [1], citing him as a major influence in his life by saying 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

The two people who influenced me the most, good or bad, are Sterling and my grandmother. Everything I know about being a man, about football, everything I know about sports, pretty much in life, is because of those two people.[2]

Sharpe is currently an NFL analyst. After several years with ESPN, he moved to the NFL Network in time for the 2004 season, while continuing to do occasional work for ESPN as a color commentator. Starting in the 2006 season, he joined NBC's new NFL programming, serving as an analyst, along with Bob Costas, Cris Collinsworth, Peter King and Jerome Bettis. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952 in Queens, New York) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... Anthony Cris Collinsworth (born January 27, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio), is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... Peter King Peter King (b. ... Jerome Abram Bettis, nicknamed The Bus (born February 16, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former American football half back for the NFLs Pittsburgh Steelers. ...


His younger brother Shannon was one of the NFL's top tight ends from the 1990s through the early 2000s. Shannon retired in 2003 and once again followed in his brother's footsteps, becoming a sportscaster. Shannon Sharpe (born June 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former AFC tight end and wide receiver who played 12 of his 14 seasons with the Denver Broncos in the NFL. Sharpe is known most for his creative commentary and trash talking as well as for being the premier... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sharpe currently resides in the Wildewood subdivision of Columbia, South Carolina. Nickname: The Capital of Southern Hospitality, The Metro Location in Richland County, South Carolina Country United States State South Carolina Counties Richland and Lexington Mayor Bob Coble (D) Area    - City 346. ...


Sharpe was the cover subject and star of the 1995 Super Nintendo game Sterling Sharpe: End 2 End produced by Jaleco. Sharpe also appears in the video game NFL Street 2 as a member of the NFL Legends team a team depicting NFL Legends of the 70's and 80's in their playing days. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... Jaleco (TYO: 7954 ) was founded as Japan Leisure Corporation on October 3rd 1974. ... NFL Street is a series of sports video games developed by Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts. ...


References

  • "Sterling Sharpe" entry at pro-football-reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/SharSt00.htm. Retrieved Dec. 2, 2005.
  • "Sterling Sharpe" bio for NFL Network. http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/sharpe_sterling. Retrieved Dec. 2, 2005.

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Sterling Sharpe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (369 words)
Sterling Sharpe (born April 6, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football wide receiver who played from 1988 to 1995 (the 1994 season) with the Green Bay Packers.
Sharpe was the first round draft pick of the Packers in 1988 and had an immediate impact on the team.
Sterling Sharpe ended his career short with a neck injury after the 1994 season, but in his tenure as a wide receiver he was named All-Pro five times (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, and 1994).
Shannon Sharpe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (641 words)
Shannon Sharpe (born June 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former AFC tight end and wide receiver who played 12 of his 14 seasons with the Denver Broncos in the NFL.
Sharpe is known most for his creative commentary and trash talking as well as for being no doubt the greatest tight end of his time, and maybe in league history.
Sharpe was selected in the 7th round of the 1990 NFL Draft, 192nd overall, by the Broncos.
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