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Shannon Sharpe Elected To Ring of Fame

May 12, 2009

Former Denver Bronco Shannon Sharpe who helped lead us to 2 Super Bowls and at one time was the all time leading receiving Tight end was elected to the ring of fame this year. Sharpe, who is my all time favorite Denver Bronco was named to the Pro Bowl seven times. He also played for the Baltimore Ravens for a little while. 

For all of you interested in attending the induction ceremony will take place on Sunday, Sept. 20, at halftime of the Broncos’ home opener against the Cleveland Browns at INVESCO Field at Mile High (2:15 p.m. MDT kickoff). (You know, if you needed that to make you want to go to the opening game.) 🙂

In 172 career regular-season games (139 starts) with Denver, Sharpe registered the second-most receptions (675), receiving yards (8,439) and receiving touchdowns (55) by a player in club annals, trailing only wide receiver Rod Smith. 

Sharpe also is famous for being one of the NFL’s all time greatest steals. He was drafted in the 7th round of the 1990 draft and quickly became one of the best Tight Ends in the NFL to the surprise of Broncos fans, and all the teams that passed him up. 

Also this year, Shannon Sharpe was for the first time eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sadly, after being one of the top 10 finalists he was passed up and is not a first balloter. This in my opinion was a terrible decision but it might be credited with Tony Gonzalez passing up his all time receiving yards at the Tight End position.

The Broncos’ Ring of Fame was created in 1984 by team owner Pat Bowlen to honor former players and administrators who played significant roles in the franchise’s history. The Ring of Fame is displayed on the Level 5 of INVESCO Field at Mile High which can be seen in the Bronco Madness header shown above.

Congratulations to this amazing Denver Bronco!

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2 Comments
  1. mr. me permalink
    May 12, 2009 6:19 PM

    congrats dude

  2. Jon Krause permalink
    May 12, 2009 6:20 PM

    go Sharpie now we need HOF for him
    TD, and Steve Awater too

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