Fast Facts

  • As a child, made extra money by catching chickens for a farmer and working tobacco fields.
  • Older brother Sterling Sharpe was a former NFL wide receiver.
  • Played football, basketball and track and field in college.
  • Selected to eight NFL Pro Bowls.
  • Retired in 2004 as the NFL's all-time leader in receptions, passing yardage and TDs for tight ends.
  • Has written for and served as NFL commentator for CBS. 
  • In 2011, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


  • Mary Alice Dixon — Mother
  • Sterling Sharpe — Brother
  • Erika Evans — Ex-significant Other
  • Mary Porter — Grandmother
  • Kaley — Daughter
  • Pete Sharpe — Father
  • Sherra — Sister
  • Kayla — Daughter
  • Kiare — Son


  • Savannah State College, Savannah, GA (BS in Criminal Justice, 1989)


  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: June 26, 1968, Cancer
  • Profession: NFL analyst, Former NFL player, Television host

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