Fans of the footballer, Shannon Sharpe are curious to know more about his parents after he was reported to have left Fox Sports.
Professional football player Shannon Sharpe got attention from fans after news of ending his contract with Fox Sports went viral.
Shannon Sharpe has reached a contract buyout agreement with Fox Sports to end his seven-year run alongside Bayless on Fox Sports 1’s “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed. Sharpe’s final show is reportedly expected to be after the NBA Finals end in June. He will also reportedly be taking his “Club Shay Shay” podcast with him from Fox Sports.
Shannon Shay Sharpe is an American former professional football player who was a tight end in the National Football League for 14 seasons, primarily with the Denver Broncos. Regarded as one of the greatest tight ends of all time, he ranks third in tight end receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.
Sharpe, the younger brother of former NFL star wide receiver Sterling Sharpe, grew up in Glennville, Georgia, where he was an all-state player in three sports at Glennville High School.
At Savannah State, he played football and basketball and also competed in track and field. In track, he competed in jumping and throwing events.
Sharpe was a three-time All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection from 1987 to 1989 and the SIAC Player of the Year in 1987. He was also selected as a Kodak Division II All-American in 1989. He led the Tigers’ football team to their best records in the program’s history: 7–3 in 1988 and 8–1 in 1989.
As a senior, Sharpe caught 61 passes for 1,312 yards and 18 touchdowns, including three games with more than 200 yards. Sharpe finished his college career with 192 receptions for 3,744 yards and 40 touchdowns. He was inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame in 2009, Savannah State’s athletic Hall of Fame in 2010, and the Black College Football Hall of Fame in 2013.
Following his retirement, Sharpe appeared as an analyst for The NFL Today on CBS Sports and co-hosts Skip and Shannon: Undisputed on Fox Sports 1 with Skip Bayless since 2016. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
Who are the parents of Shannon Sharpe?
Shannon Sharpe’s parents are Pete Sharpe and Mary Alice Dixon. However, he was raised by his grandparents in Glennville, Georgia. In the small town in Georgia where he grew up, he was exposed to football at a very young age. His grandparents were very supportive of his interest in the sport, and they encouraged him to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional football player.
Shannon Sharpe has spoken more about his grandparents in interviews than his parents. No information about his parents is known for now.