Shannon Sharpe is a former American football tight end and television personality. He had played for teams Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens in the National Football League (NFL). After his retirement, he worked as an analyst for the CBS Sports on its NFL telecasts.
Currently, he is working as a TV presenter and co-host the show ‘Skip and Shannon: Undisputed with Skip Bayless’. Further, he finished his career as the NFL’s all-time leader in receptions (815), receiving yards (10,060) and receiving touchdowns (62) by a tight end. He became the first tight end to collect over 10,000 receiving yards. Let us discover more information about his personal life, net worth, and measurements below.
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Caption: Shannon Sharpe, the former football player and host.
Shannon Sharpe: Bio, Family, Education
The former player was born on 26 June 1968 in Chicago, Illinois to American native parents. But there is no information on his parents or early childhood days. He grew up along with his elder brother in Glennville, Georgia. His brother Sterling Sharpe is also a former American Football wide receiver and analyst of the NFL Network.
While growing up, he couldn’t enjoy much of his childhood because he was from a poor family. Once in joking, he has stated that they were so poor that the robber broke their house. Despite losing something, they end up robbing the robber. Regarding his education, he had attended Glennville School in Glennville. He has revealed that he was not a very bright student instead we can say that he was a good player. Later, he joined Savannah State University where he began his college football career.
Sharpe has received a three-time All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection from 1987 to 1989. Further, in 1989, he led the Tigers’ football team to their best records in the program’s history. Additionally, in 2009, he was inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame.
Shannon Sharpe: Career & Life Achievements
He started his professional career when Denver Broncos drafted him 192nd overall in the 1990 NFL. With the team, he had won two championships at Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII. However, he played with the team until 1999 then went to play with another team Baltimore Ravens. During his two-year stint with the Ravens, he won another championship ring at Super Bowl XXXV.
After that, in 2002, he returned to the Broncos and then in 2003, he voluntarily took retirement from his football career. Thereafter, he became the NFL analyst and worked for the network CBS. Further, he received 815 receptions for 10,060 yards and 62 touchdowns in 203 games in his 14 years long career.
He debuted his television career being a commentator for the CBS Sports program ‘The NFL Today’. Then in February 2018, The CBS announced that the show commentators wee replaced by Tony Gonzalez and Bratt Scott. Further, in 2013, Shannon worked as a columnist and spokesperson for FitnessRX for Men magazine as well as appeared on its cover.
Currently, he co-hosts Sirius NFL Radio’s Opening Drive morning program along with Bob Papa. In 2016, he joined the FS1’s sports debate show ‘Skip and Shannon: Undisputed’ alongside Skip Bayless. In addition, he also appeared on the animated series ‘American Dad!’, the episode “The Scarlett Getter”, as himself.
Shannon Sharpe: Personal Life & Wife
Moving toward his personal life, he has been very secretive when it comes to sharing information on it. Unlike his professional career which has been under the spotlight, he has tightened his lips to reveal details on his dating life or marriage life. Further, it is unclear that he currently shares a relationship with anyone or not. So on the safe side, let say he is possibly single.
However, he has not spoken on his dating or marriage life, he fathered three children, they are daughters Kayla and Kaley, and son Kiari. There is no information on their mother further, he was rumored to have a relationship with Katy Kellner. Katy is a Flywheel fitness instructor, they dated for a while and also announced their engagement in 2016. However, their relationship didn’t last long and found that Katy expected a child sometime in 2018 with another man.
Caption: Shannon and rumored girlfriend Katy Kellner
In 2010, he involved in a controversy where a woman claimed to be his girlfriend filed a restraining order against him in Atlanta court. That woman accused him of sexual assault and threatened her life. However, a woman was found accused of fabricating her claims and the case was dismissed.
Shannon Sharpe: Net Wort & Social Media Platforms
The footballer has made a huge amount from his football career. Also, he is earning a good amount from his career as a host or television personality. Therefore, Sharpe has a net worth estimated at around $12 million. Additionally, he resides in Atlanta, Georgia house worth above a million dollars. He also makes a profitable amount from his
He is highly active over different social media platforms with personal and verified accounts. On Facebook, he goes by the handle @NFL.Shannon.Sharpe with more than 592k followers. On Instagram, he has an account @shannonsharpe84 with 1.4 million followers. He has a Twitter account @ShannonSharpe having 1.1 million followers.
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Shannon Sharpe: Body Measurements
The former tight end has a great athletic body that takes care of his body by exercising and eating healthy diets. Further, he also loves to share his body fitness secret with his fans and admirers through his social media accounts. Besides, the former athlete stands to a tall height of 6 feet 2 inches or 1.88 meters. His body weighs around 100 kg and 33 inches arm length. He has a black eye and hair color.