Shannon Sharpe is a retired American football player. While on vacation, he was best known for playing for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL) in the tight position.
He’s now a TV presenter after working as a CBS Sports analyst for its NFL shows, he currently co-hosts Skip and Shannon: Undisputed with Skip Bayless, where he’s known for his creative commentary and occasional gossip.
The three-time Super Bowl winner was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in August 2011. He was the first tight player to rack up more than 10,000 receiving yards and by the end of his career led the NFL in receptions, receptions and touchdowns.
Shannon Sharpe Biography
Shannon Sharpe was born on June 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, United States, to her mother, Mary Alice Dixon, and her father, Pete Sharpe. He is the younger brother of former NFL star receiver Sterling Sharpe.
Despite being born in Chicago, Sharpe was raised in Glennville, Georgia. His family was not well off, it was so bad that he once said his family robbed a thief who broke into their house.
He attended Savannah State College which is now known as Savannah State University where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice. While in college, Sharpe played and excelled in several sports. football, basketball and athletics. However, he focused on football and was able to lead his team to their all-time best record. His performance landed him on the US Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team for three years, from 1987 to 1989. He was also named conference player of the year in 1987. In 1989 , he had been selected as an all-American player in Kodak’s Division II. being inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame a decade later.
Sharpe was selected by the Denver Broncos from Savannah State in the seventh round with the 192nd pick of the 1990 NFL Draft. He had a lackluster first year in the league playing as a wide receiver and was convinced by coach- Broncos leader Dan Reeves to convert to a narrow end which he accepted. He had a third straight season in which he led the team in receptions with 53 catches for 640 yards. That year, he earned his first Pro Bowl sign and was named a first-team All-Pro.
In 1994, he followed the final year’s achievements with a career-high 87 receptions. Throughout the 90s, Sharpe remained one of the best players in the NFL. He helped his team win two championship rings in Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII before leaving in 1999 to join the Baltimore Ravens, where he won another championship ring in Super Bowl XXXV during his two years stay there.
Shannon Sharpe returned to Denver and played for the Broncos for two years before hanging up his boots. He played a total of 204 games in the regular season and started in four CAF league games. He was named First Team All-Pro and All-AFC in 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998 and was selected to the NFL’s Final Ten Team.
His salary and net worth
Shannon Sharpe’s net worth has been estimated to be around $8 million. This is largely down to his days as an athlete in which he earned a salary of around $900,000 and signed several contracts, including the cover of FitnessRX for Men magazine and the face of the Wheaties cereal box alongside four other Broncos players.
It is unknown what he earns in his current position as a TV presenter on FS1.
wife or girlfriend; Children and brother
Shannon Sharpe has been in a long-term relationship with fitness instructor Katy Kellner. Multiple reports, as well as his Twitter bio, which says “engaged to #84,” Sharpe’s old jersey number, suggest the couple are engaged. He has three children.
As mentioned above, Sharpe’s older brother, Sterling was an NFL player who played for the Green Bay Packers. He was selected in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft with the seventh overall draft pick by the Packers. His career was cut short by injuries, however, and he now works as an analyst for the NFL Network.
Shannon’s height and other quick facts
Height: 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight: 228 lbs (103.41 kg)
Birth name: Shannon Sharpe
Date of birth: June 26, 1968
Place of birth: Chicago
Professions: American football player, TV presenter
Country: United States of America