Shannon Sharpe

Considered too big to play wide receiver, which he did at Savanna State, Sharpe wasn’t selected until the seventh round of the 1990 draft by the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000040" title="Denver Broncos" href="/topic/sports/football/denver-broncos-ORSPT000040.topic">Denver Broncos</a>. He was converted to tight end and became the first to record more than 10,000 receiving yards. He caught 62 touchdown passes and won three Super Bowls, two with Denver and one with the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000161" title="Baltimore Ravens" href="/topic/sports/football/baltimore-ravens-ORSPT000161.topic">Baltimore Ravens</a>. He had three 1,000-yards receiving seasons, was selected to the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000032" title="NFL Pro Bowl" href="/topic/sports/football/nfl-pro-bowl-EVSPR000032.topic">Pro Bowl</a> eight times, was first team All-Pro four times, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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Considered too big to play wide receiver, which he did at Savanna State, Sharpe wasn’t selected until the seventh round of the 1990 draft by the Denver Broncos. He was converted to tight end and became the first to record more than 10,000 receiving yards. He caught 62 touchdown passes and won three Super Bowls, two with Denver and one with the Baltimore Ravens. He had three 1,000-yards receiving seasons, was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times, was first team All-Pro four times, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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