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Shannon Sharpe - A Hall of Fame career

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Sharpe played 12 seasons for the Denver Broncos (1990-99, 2002-03) and two years with the Baltimore Ravens (2000-01), winning three Super Bowls and finishing his career as the NFL's all-time leader in receptions for a tight end with 815. He also was the all-time leader in receiving yards with 10,060 and receiving touchdowns, 62, by a tight end.

He is also the first tight end to ever get more than 10,000 receiving yards and was named a member of the NFL's first team All-Decade team of the 1990s.

He was selected in the seventh round of the 1990 NFL Draft, pick number 192.

Sharpe was selected All-Pro four times, played in eight Pro Bowls (1992-1998, 2001) and got more than 1,000 receiving yards in there different seasons.

In a 1993 playoff game against the then Los Angeles Raiders, Sharpe tied a postseason record with 13 receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown.

In the Ravens' 2000 AFC title game against the Raiders, Sharpe caught a short pass on 3rd down and 18 from his own 4-yard line and took it 96 yards for a touchdown. It helped his team win the game, 16-3.

Sharpe played in a total of 204 games.

After the 1997 season championship, Sharpe appeared on the cover of Wheaties boxes with four other Broncos players.

Sharpe is famous for his off-the-field comments. One of his most famous came during a 34-8 rout of the New England Patriots on Nov. 17, 1996: "Mr. President, call in the National Guard! We need as many men as you can spare! Because we are killing the Patriots! We'll call the dogs off! Send the National Guard please!"

Sharpe was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 6, 2011.

He is one of the few players to be inducted as a Bronco. The other three are John Elway, Floyd Little and Gary Zimmerman.

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