Shannon Sharpe is a former footballer from America who played at the tight end position for the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos of the NFL (National Football League). He is also a TV presenter and along with Skip Bayless he co-hosts the sports talk show “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed”. Here is a quick summary of Shannon Sharpe’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Shannon Sharpe Early Life
Shannon Sharpe was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 26, 1968, to his parents Pete Sharpe and Mary Alice Dixon. He is the younger brother of Sterling Sharpe who is a former NFL star wide receiver. He grew up in a very poor family in Glennville, Georgia.
He went to the Savannah State College and graduated with a degree in criminal justice. While he was in college he played basketball and football and also competed in track and field including jumping and throwing events. His personal best in the long jump is 6.73 meters and 4.73 meters in the triple jump. In the discus throw, he got a top throw of 42.06 meters.
From 1987 to 1989 Sharpe was selected thrice for the “All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference”.
Shannon Sharpe Career, Awards & Achievement
Shannon Sharpe started his professional football career when Denver Broncos drafted him in the 7th round of the 1990 NFL Draft. He won two championships “Super Bowl XXXII” and ” Super Bowl XXXIII” while playing for the Denver’s till 1999.
He then moved to the team of Baltimore Ravens where he won the “Super Bowl XXXV”. Later he returned to the Broncos and played for their team till 2003. In his 14-year career as a professional footballer, he did 62 touchdowns in 203 football games.
After retirement, he became an NFL analyst for CBS. He was also a commentator in the pregame show “The NFL Today” by CBS Sports including the Subway Postgame Show and the Sprint Halftime Report.
In a pick ’em game Shannon Sharpe defeated Esiason and Marino in an NFL regular season in the year 2004.
In 2013, he became the spokesperson and columnist for the magazine “FitnessRX For Men”.
He currently hosts Opening Drive morning program of the Sirius NFL Radio with Bob Papa.
Along with Skip Bayless, he is also the host of the sports talk show “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” which first aired on September 6, 2016.
Awards & Achievements
In 2011, Shannon Sharpe was inducted into the “Pro Football Hall of Fame”. He was the first tight end in the history of NFL to amass more than 10,000 receiving yards, 815 receptions and 62 receiving touchdowns. He was also included in the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s.
He led the Tigers’ football team to their best records 8-1 in 1989 and 7-3 in 1988 in the program’s history.
In 2009, Sharpe was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Division II Football. In the same year, his No. 2 jersey was also retired by the Savannah State University.
Net Worth of Shannon Sharpe
The estimated net worth of Shannon Sharpe is more than $13.5 million. He made this fortune by playing 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and winning three Super Bowls in his 14 years of illustrious career. After retirement, he became a commentator and hosts of various sports talk shows including The NFL Today which has helped him to accumulate this huge wealth.
Shannon Sharpe is one of the most valuable footballers in America. He appeared on the “FitnessRX For Men” magazine’s cover in their September 2013 edition. He was also seen in the animated sitcom “American Dad!” where he portrayed himself.