Born: June 26, 1968
Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Shannon Goad "Shay" Sharpe is an American former professional football player who was a tight end for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He is a TV presenter who co-hosts Skip and Shannon: Undisputed on Fox Sports 1 with Skip Bayless. He is also a former analyst for CBS Sports on its NFL telecasts. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest tight ends of all time. He is a successful sports analyst with the YouTube dominant series of "Undisputed". He co-stars with Skip Bayless as the strength against top-tier athletes giving the series a "love or hate" persona which the fans flock towards.
Sharpe was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 6, 2011. He played 12 seasons for the Broncos (1990–1999, 2002–2003) and two with the Ravens (2000–2001), winning three Super Bowls and finishing his career as the NFL's all-time leader in receptions (815), receiving yards (10,060) and receiving touchdowns (62) by a tight end, until Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten surpassed all three of those records. He was the first tight end to amass over 10,000 receiving yards. He was named to the first team of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team.
Sharpe was a commentator for the CBS Sports pregame show The NFL Today, including the Sprint Halftime Report and the Subway Postgame Show, replacing Deion Sanders and co-hosting with James Brown (formerly with Fox NFL Sunday), former NFL quarterbacks Dan Marino and Boomer Esiason, as well as former coach Bill Cowher. In the 2004 NFL regular season, Sharpe defeated Marino and Esiason in the pick 'em game of The NFL Today with a 53–21 record.
In 2013, Sharpe became a columnist and spokesperson for FitnessRX For Men magazine and appeared on their September 2013 cover.
Sharpe hosts Sirius NFL Radio's Opening Drive morning program, alongside Bob Papa.
Sharpe was among the 17 finalists being considered for enshrinement at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009. However, he was passed over in his first year in a class that included Bruce Smith, Ralph Wilson, Derrick Thomas and Rod Woodson. On October 23, 2009, the NCAA Division II Football Hall of Fame announced that Sharpe would be inducted in December of that year. In addition, Savannah State University also retired Sharpe's No. 2 jersey.
On November 28, 2010, Sharpe was nominated as a semi-finalist for induction into the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with Art Modell and 24 others, among them Jerome Bettis, Roger Craig, Marshall Faulk, and Deion Sanders. Subsequently, on February 6, 2011, Shannon Sharpe was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sharpe was escorted to the Hall of Fame ceremony by Canton native Haley Smith, continuing the tradition of pageant winners escorting the inductees.
After his retirement, Shannon has been a social media staple, going viral for his antics and sports commentary. He is also notably a huge supporter of NBA player, LeBron James, in which he continuously refers to him as the greatest basketball player in NBA history. He also appeared on the American Dad! episode "The Scarlett Getter", portraying himself.
Sharpe joined Skip Bayless in FS1's sports debate show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed which premiered on September 6, 2016.
Sharpe also has a podcast called club Shay Shay. Source.