Shannon Sharpe roots began in Glennville, Georgia where early poverty increased his desire to better himself and find away out. Sharpe played his collegiate ball at Savannah State College, where he graduated with a degree in criminal justice. Sharpe was drafted in the 7th round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, 192nd overall. It didn't take long for the Broncos braintrust to realize that Sharpe's ability could cash the check his mouth just wrote. Sharpe was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and inducted on August 6, 2011. Sharpe played 12 seasons for the Broncos (1990–99, 2002–03) and two years with the Ravens (2000–01), winning three Super Bowls and finishing his career as the NFL’s all-time leader with 815 receptions, and over 10,060 receiving yards. Sharpe has the distinction of being the first tight end ever to record 10,000 receiving yards. Shannon was also named a member of the NFL's first team All-Decade team of the 1990s.