Saturday, August 6, 2011

Former Raven Shannon Sharpe Delivers Highly Emotional Speech

Former Baltimore Ravens player  Shannon Sharpe became only the 8th tight end inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Shannon Sharpe holds the NFL record for the longest TD in an AFC Championship game when he broke one for 96 yards against the Raiders cementing the Ravens first trip to the Superbowl.

Sharpe thanked many people for his success during his enshrinement speech including former Ravens owner Art Modell and mentioned the Baltimore fans among others.  Most of all Shannon Sharpe thanked his grandmother Mary Porter who raised him and his brother Sterling Sharpe who inspired him.  In an emotional speech, Sharpe outlined his childhood growing up in low income conditions and how it drove him to be the man he is today.

The Ravens probably would not have gone to the Superbowl in 2000 without the leadership and productivity of Shannon Sharpe that year.  In tribute to Shannon Sharpe, here is a rare footage of an interview when he played for the Ravens:

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