Shannon Sharpe is a former American football player and current sports commentator. He was born on June 26, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Sharpe played as a tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons from 1990 to 2003. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history.
Sharpe began his NFL career with the Denver Broncos after being selected in the 7th round of the 1990 NFL Draft. During his time with the Broncos, he became known for his exceptional receiving skills, route-running, and ability to make big plays. He was an integral part of the Broncos’ offense, contributing to their back-to-back Super Bowl victories in 1997 and 1998.
- In 2000, briefly left the Broncos to play for the Baltimore Ravens, where he won another Super Bowl title in the 2000 season. He returned to the Broncos in 2002 for his final
- season in the NFL before retiring in 2004. Throughout his career, Sharpe achieved numerous records for a tight end, including most career receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns at the
- time of his retirement.
After retiring from professional football, transitioned into sports broadcasting and quickly became a prominent figure in the field. He is known for his charismatic personality, insightful analysis, and entertaining banter with his co-hosts. Sharpe has appeared on various sports shows, most notably as a co-host on “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed,” a sports debate show on Fox Sports.
Sharpe’s post-football career as a sports commentator has earned him widespread recognition and praise for his expertise in the game and his outspoken nature on various sports-related issues.