Sterling Sharpe is an American professional football player who was a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers. Likewise, Sterling Sharpe’s career ended after he was injured. Sterling Sharpe worked as an analyst for NFL Network after retiring from football.
Sterling Sharpe was born on April 6, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was born to parents Pete Sharpe and Mary Alice Dixon. He grew up in Glenville, Georgia with his siblings Libby Sharpe and Shannon Sharpe. The Sharpe siblings were raised by their grandmother, Mary Sharpe, due to their parents’ unstable marriage.
So is he currently 57 years old. Sterling had a rough childhood as his parents divorced when he was 3.5 years old. Their financial situation was so bad that the Sharpe brothers used to work on farms to meet their basic needs. Growing up, the Sharpe brothers knew what they wanted to do with their lives.
Sterling attended Glenville High School. He played several positions during his high school. Sterling played running back, quarterback, and linebacker. He was also a member of the basketball and track and field teams. Sterling enrolled at the University of South Carolina, where he played as a wide receiver. He set school records with 169 career receptions and 2,497 reception yards, and a since-broken record of 17 career touchdowns.
He also had a record of 11 touchdowns in a single season, later broken by Sidney Rice in 2005. The South Carolina retired their No. 2 jersey while still playing at the end of the 1987 regular season. Sterling has been guided and represented throughout his professional career by his college coach and mentor, William ‘Tank’Black. In 1988 he graduated from the University of South Carolina with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies and Retail.
Sterling was selected 7th overall in the 1st round by Green Bay Packer. He made an instant impression on the team. Sterling started in all 16 games and caught 55 passes in his rookie season. He led the league with 90 receptions in his sophomore season, the first packer since Don Hutson in 1945. He also broke Hutson’s record for receptions and yards in a single season.
Sterling was selected for the 1989 Pro BowI. He was selected a total of 5 times in the Pro Bowl during his career.
Best Achievements and Honors
Sterling and his new quarterback colleague Brett Favre worked together for one of the best passing tandems in the league. The duo broke Art Monk’s record set in 1984. Sterling Sharpe is also one of only seven players in NFL history to win the Triple Crown as a wide receiver. He had recorded 112 receptions in 1992, which he later broke in 1993.
Sterling also became the first player in the NFL to catch more than 100 passes in consecutive seasons. He also set the record for most Receptions even in one season. Sterling Sharpe made a significant contribution to the Green Bay Packers by helping them win their first playoff games in the 1990s. He scored a 40-yard touchdown to defeat the Detroit Lions. The touchdown was his third in the same match. He eventually became the Green Bay Packers’ player with the most catches in franchise history. Sharpe also tied for second all-time with his 18 touchdown receptions in 1994.
His career as a wide receiver ended after a neck injury.
Sterling worked as an analyst at ESPN after retiring from the NFL. Sterling analyzed the game for NFL Network.
Sterling hasn’t married yet, but he has a daughter named Sommer. Summer was born in November 1993. She has a BA degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Sterling leads a very private life away from the media. There is no information about Sommer’s mother and his other previous relationship affairs.
Sterling Sharpe has one Height of 5 feet 11 inches and weighs about 94 kg. Sterling is bald and his eyes are black.
Social Media and Networth
Sterling only uses Twitter. His Twitter Account @Thro284 has 13.7k followers.
Sterling made his fortune through his NFL career and other business ventures. He runs a car dealership called Pro Bowl Motors. Sterling leads a very lavish life. There is no information about his total net worth.