Savannah State to Observe Shannon Sharpe Day on Oct. 17


Shannon Sharpe
Shannon Sharpe

Savannah State University (SSU) will observe Shannon Sharpe Day on Saturday, Oct. 17, prior to the 5 p.m. Tiger football game against Bethune-Cookman University.

SSU President Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. will preside over the jersey retirement and unveiling ceremony, which will take place at 3 p.m. in Tiger Arena. At 4:45 p.m., university officials will present to Sharpe his #2 jersey during pre-game ceremonies at Wright Stadium, prior to the kickoff against Bethune-Cookman University.

A native of Glennville, Ga., Sharpe entered the NFL out of Savannah State in 1990.

His NFL career spanned 14 years: 12 seasons with the Denver Broncos and two with Baltimore Ravens. A three-time Super Bowl champion, Sharpe holds the NFL post-season record for longest reception, a 96-yard catch and run for a touchdown in the 2000 AFC Championship Game.

He played in 12 postseason contests as a Bronco, all starts, and ranks No. 2 in franchise playoff history in receptions (47) and No. 3 in receiving yards (505).

Sharpe is a member of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Broncos Ring of Honor.

The former NFL tight end joined CBS Sports in 2004 as a studio analyst for the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show, THE NFL TODAY.

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