Savannah State retires Shannon Sharpe's jersey

By: AP
By: AP

Former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe says this time he won't skydive on to the field to receive his latest football honor.

Sharpe, a seven-time Pro Bowler and current NFL national television analyst, will return to his alma mater at Savannah State to have his No. 2 jersey retired Saturday before the Tigers' game against Bethune-Cookman.

On Sept. 20, Sharpe parachuted onto Denver's Invesco Field at Mile High before he was elected into the Broncos Ring of Fame.

No other player has worn Sharpe's No. 2 since 1989. Sharpe is the first football player to have his jersey retired by Savannah State.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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