Former American football wide receiver, Sterling Sharpe, is currently the analyst for the NFL Network. He played for almost six years with the Green Bay Packers and left after he suffered a career-ending neck injury. Sharpe is currently single. His brother, Shannon Sharpe, was also a football player.
Early Life and Education
Sterling Sharpe was born on 6th April 1965 in Chicago Illinois. He is American and belongs to African American ethnicity. His grandmother raised him and his brother, Shannon Sharpe (a former American football tight end).
He went to Glennville High School where he played as a linebacker, running back and quarterback and later joined both basketball and track team.
He played as a wide receiver for the University of California. During his time there, he made school record when he had 169 career reception and 2497 receiving yards and since then he has also broken 17 career touchdowns.
Sterling Sharpe is currently a sports analyst.
He started playing football while in high school. He set the school record with 11 touchdowns, in 2005 Sidney Rice broke the record. After joining the University, Sharpe joined the South Caroline Gamecock. He became the second team member to be granted the honor of the retirement of the jersey(Jersey No. 2) while still playing. After he left the team, his coach, William ‘’Tank’’ Black also retired and became his manager throughout his career. In 2004, Sharpe was inducted into the College Hall of Fame.
In 1988, Sharpe was drafted by the Green Bay Packers as a wide receiver. During his sophomore season, Sharpe led the team with 90 receptions and broke Don Hutson’s records for receiving yards and receptions.
He became one of the seventh players in NFL to win the Triple Crown and led the team with maximum touchdowns, receiving yards and receptions. In 1993 season, Sharpe broke his own record of 112 receptions and became the first player of the season with more than 100 passes.
In1994, he made 18 touchdowns and earned the second position in the league’s history after Jerry Rice with 22 in 1987. He was named the All-Pro five times(1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, and 1994). At the end of 1994 regular season, he suffered a career-ending neck injury due to which he retired from football.
In 1995, he retired from the football and became the broadcaster for ESPN analyzing games for the NFL Prime Monday shows and NFL Game Day. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame twice, in 2011 and 2014.
Sterling Sharpe prefers to keep his personal life far from the limelight and lets out only limited information about his life. As per the available information, Sharpe is single at present.
Five-time All-Pro athlete, Sterling Sharpe, has earned a huge amount from his pro football career. Before his retirement, his salary was $2.7 million annually.
Green Bay Packers signed him for $15.5 million. Currently, working on ESPN as a game analyst, his salary ranges from$33k-$75k. He is the executive officer of Pro Bowl Motors too.
As a result of his past huge salary and successful career, Sterling Sharpe's net worth is $8 million, as per some online sources. His brother, Shannon Sharpe, who was a football player as well, has a net worth of $12 million.