SAVANNAH — Savannah State University will observe Shannon Sharpe Day on Saturday, Oct. 17, before the 5 p.m. Tiger football game against Bethune-Cookman University.
SSU President Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. will preside over the 3 p.m. jersey retirement and unveiling ceremony in Tiger Arena. At 4:45, university officials will present to Sharpe his #2 jersey during pre-game ceremonies at Wright Stadium.
A native of Glennville, 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 post-season contests as a Bronco, 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.