The NFL Network is set to make the announcement for the Hall of Fame Class of 2011 at 5 pm MST (7 pm EST). Watch it LIVE on your computer.
Shannon Sharpe is a Hall of Fame finalist for the third year in a row and all of us here at MHR are wishing him the best of luck. Jeff Legwold presented Shannon Sharpe's name to the Hall of Fame voters today and that will, hopefully, be enough to point the voters in the right direction and put Shannon into the Hall of Fame.
I don't think there's any debating on this site about whether or not Shannon Sharpe deserves it. The voters think he deserves it, as well. But does he deserve it more than 2/3 of the Hall of Fame finalists?
We're about to find out.
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Tight End ... 6-2, 230 ... Savannah State ... 1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens ... 14 playing seasons, 204 games ... Three-time All-America at Savannah State ... Selected by Broncos in the seventh round (192nd player overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft ... At time of retirement, his 815 career receptions and 10,060 yards and 62 TDs were all NFL career records for a tight end ... His 214 receiving yards vs. Kansas City in 2002 is an NFL single-game record for a tight end ... Tied NFL record with 13 receptions in single post-season game (vs. Raiders, 1993) ... Three times during career amassed over 1,000 yards receiving ... Earned first- or second-team All-Pro honors five times and first- or second-team All-AFC honors six times ... Selected to play in eight Pro Bowls (1993-1999, 2002) ... In 1996 led all tight ends in receptions (80), receiving yards (1,062 yards), and receiving touchdowns (10) ... Following season had career best 1,107 receiving yards for career best 15.4 yard average ... An integral part of Broncos Super Bowl XXXII and XXXIII and Ravens Super Bowl XXXV championships ... Born June 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois.