Sharpe signed with the Ravens in 2000 and spent two seasons with the team. He caught 140 passes for 1,621 yards and seven touchdowns.
Sanders, the outstanding cornerback/kick returner and sometime wide receiver known as "Prime Time" with five teams, is a two-time Super Bowl winner and was the Defensive Player of the Year in 1994. Sanders ended a three-year retirement from football to join the Ravens - in part at the behest of linebacker Ray Lewis - in 2004. He played 25 games over two seasons and had five interceptions.
Three former Ravens have now been elected to the hall; safety Rod Woodson received the necessary votes in 2009.
Also entering the hall today are Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter and Ed Sabol.
A closer look at Sanders and Sharpe's careers:
* Cornerback/kick returner/punt returner
* Recorded 53 career interceptions, including five with Ravens after returning to field following three-year retirement.
* Tight end
* 1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens. ... Fourteen seasons, 204 games.
* At time of retirement, his 815 career receptions and 10,060 yards and 62 TDs were all NFL career records for a tight end. ... His 214 receiving yards vs. Kansas City in 2002 is an NFL single-game record for a tight end. ... Integral part of Broncos' 1997 and 1998 and Ravens' 2000 Super Bowl championships.