This Date in Football: Happy Birthday, Shannon Sharpe

Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

On this date in football, June 26, 2012, Shannon Sharpe turns 44 years old.  A gifted pass-receiver, Sharpe played 14 seasons, in which he was selected to 8 Pro Bowls and won 3 Super Bowl rings – with the Broncos in 1997 and ’98, and with the Ravens in 2000.  His accomplishments earned Sharpe enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011, when he delivered a poignant acceptance speech saluting the influence of his brother and grandmother on him.  As we send him happy birthday wishes, here’s a look back at Sharpe’s address – in which the tight end known for big talking and big play-making showed the world his big and humble heart.

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