STERLING SHARPE
Wide Receiver
1983-1987
Glenville, GA
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Glennville Glennville, GA

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1983 1983 Media Guide 85 WR 6-1 185 Fr
1983 Program vs Notre Dame 85 WR 6-1 185 Fr 0 0
1984 Program vs Florida State 26 WR 5-11 193 So
1984 Gator Bowl Media Guide 26 WR 5-11 193 So 0 0
1985 Media Guide 2 WR 6-1 193 So
1985 Program vs Michigan 2 WR 6-1 193 So 8 8
1986 Spring 1986 2 FL 6-1 193 Jr
1986 Spring Game 1986 2 WB 6-1 193 Jr
1986 Media Guide 2 WB 6-1 196 Jr
1986 Game Program vs NC State 2 WB 6-1 196 Jr 5 5
1987 1987 Spring Game 2 WB 6-1 196 Sr
1987 1987 Media Guide 2 WB 6-1 200 Sr
1987 Program vs NC State 2 WB 6-1 200 Sr 5 5
9999 Gamecock Archives All-Time By # 2 WR 6-1 200 0 0
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
1985 Media Guide Flanker Starter
9/28/1985 vs. Georgia Flanker Starter
Pre-Spring 1986 (Media Guide) Flanker Starter
1986 Media Guide Wingback Starter
11/1/1986 vs NC State Kick Off Returns 2nd String
11/1/1986 vs NC State Punt Returns Starter
11/1/1986 vs NC State Wingback Starter
1987 Media Guide Wingback Starter
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Top Ten : Wide Receivers (1975-2005)
Honors
AwardYear
1986 All South Independent
1986 All-America 2nd Team (Football News)
1986 All-America 2nd Team (Sporting News)
1986 All-America 3rd Team (AP)
1987 All South Independent
1987 All-America (Football Writers)
1987 All-America (Sporting News)
1987 All-America 2nd Team (Football News)
1987 All-America 2nd Team (UPI)
1987 All-America 3rd Team (AP)
1987 East-West Shrine Game
1987 Rex Enright - Captain's Cup
1987 Senior Bowl
Passing
YearAttComPctYdsYPATDIntI%3D Att3D Conv%NEWSRtg
1986 1 0 0.0 0 0.00 0 0 0.0 0.00
Tot
Rushing
YearAttYdsAvgTD
1985 3 36 12.0 0
1986 23 104 4.5 2
1987 15 65 4.3 3
Tot 41 205 5.0 5
Rushing from Play-by-Play
YearAttYdsAvg1DNeg RushNR%Stuff%10+ Yds10+ %20+ Yds3D Conv%TD
1985 1 48 48.0 1 0 0.00 0.0 1 100.0 1 0
1986 5 32 6.4 1 0 40.00 20.0 1 20.0 0 0
Receiving
YearRecYdsAvgTD
1983 1 5 5.0 0
1985 32 471 14.7 2
1986 74 1106 14.9 10
1987 62 915 14.8 5
Tot 169 2497 14.8 17
Receiving by QB
YearQBRec Throws Com% Yds 1D TD Success Rate
1985
Mike Hold 7 13 53.8 94 4 1 46.15
1986
Todd Ellis 39 59 66.1 536 22 3 50.85
1987
Todd Ellis 28 44 63.6 376 16 1 59.09
Success Rate and Adjusted Yds
Year Pass Plays Pass SR Pass SPP Rush Plays Rush SR Rush SPP Rec Plays Rec SR Rec SPP Tot SPP AdjYds
1985 0 0 1 100.00 12 8 50.00 7 19 87.5
1986 0 0 5 60.00 6.01 27 51.85 36.79 42.800000000000004 195.5
1987 0 0 0 0 3 33.33 3 3 16
Defense
YearSoloAstTklTFLSacksIntPBUQBHFRFFBK
1983 3 1 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 3 0 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Tot 7 1 8 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickoff Returns
YearRetYdsAvgTD
1985 10 262 26.2 1
1986 15 345 23.0 0
1987 12 269 22.4 0
Tot 37 876 23.7 1
Punt Returns
YearRetYdsAvgTD
1986 21 190 9.0 0
1987 21 179 8.5 1
Tot 42 369 8.8 1
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1985-08-31 Citadel Flanker
1985-09-07 Appalachian State Flanker
1985-09-21 Michigan Flanker
1985-09-28 Georgia Flanker
1985-10-05 Pittsburgh Flanker
1985-11-02 North Carolina State Flanker
1985-11-09 Florida State Flanker
1985-11-16 Navy Flanker
1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) Wingback
1986-09-13 Western Carolina Wingback
1986-09-27 Georgia Wingback
1986-11-01 North Carolina State Wingback
1986-11-22 Clemson Wingback
1987-10-03 Nebraska Wingback
1987-10-10 Virginia Tech Wingback
1987-10-17 Virginia Wingback
1987-10-31 North Carolina State Wingback
1987-11-21 Clemson Wingback
Single Game Rushing Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentAttYdsTD
1985 1985-08-31 Citadel 1 -5 0
1985-11-23 Clemson 1 48 0
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 1 0 0
1986-09-07 Virginia 3 23 1
1986-09-13 Western Carolina 7 21 1
1986-09-27 Georgia 2 5 0
1986-10-04 Nebraska 1 5 0
1986-11-01 North Carolina State 1 5 0
1986-11-08 Florida State 2 6 0
1986-11-15 Wake Forest 2 13 0
1986-11-22 Clemson 4 27 0
1987 1987-09-05 Appalachian State 2 22 0
1987-10-03 Nebraska 1 3 0
1987-10-10 Virginia Tech 6 27 0
1987-10-31 North Carolina State 3 14 0
1987-11-14 Wake Forest 1 2 0
1987-12-31 Louisiana State 2 -2 0
Single Game Passing Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentAttComYdsTDInt
1986 1986-10-11 Virginia Tech 1 0 0 0 0
Single Game Receiving Stats
SeasonGame DateOpponentRecYdsTD
1983 1983-09-10 Miami (Ohio) 1 5 0
1984 1984-09-22 Duke 1 5 0
1985 1985-08-31 Citadel 2 23 0
1985-09-07 Appalachian State 2 34 0
1985-09-21 Michigan 1 16 0
1985-09-28 Georgia 2 41 1
1985-10-05 Pittsburgh 3 28 0
1985-10-12 Duke 3 38 0
1985-10-26 East Carolina 4 104 1
1985-11-02 North Carolina State 4 59 0
1985-11-09 Florida State 4 40 0
1985-11-16 Navy 2 35 0
1985-11-23 Clemson 5 53 0
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 8 79 1
1986-09-07 Virginia 3 14 0
1986-09-13 Western Carolina 5 58 2
1986-09-27 Georgia 6 119 1
1986-10-04 Nebraska 10 98 0
1986-10-11 Virginia Tech 8 146 0
1986-10-25 East Carolina 8 157 2
1986-11-01 North Carolina State 6 50 1
1986-11-08 Florida State 5 124 0
1986-11-15 Wake Forest 6 94 2
1986-11-22 Clemson 2 167 1
1987 1987-09-05 Appalachian State 9 87 0
1987-09-12 Western Carolina 4 74 1
1987-09-26 Georgia 11 144 0
1987-10-03 Nebraska 3 87 1
1987-10-10 Virginia Tech 4 41 0
1987-10-17 Virginia 6 106 1
1987-10-24 East Carolina 4 107 1
1987-10-31 North Carolina State 8 118 0
1987-11-14 Wake Forest 2 23 0
1987-11-21 Clemson 1 6 0
1987-12-05 Miami (Fla) 4 69 1
1987-12-31 Louisiana State 6 53 0
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
1985-09-28 Georgia 2 02:08 14 21 Sterling Sharpe, 33-yd pass from Mike Hold (Scott Hagler kick)
1985-10-12 Duke 3 14:43 21 7 Sterling Sharpe, 100-yd kickoff return (Scott Hagler kick)
1985-10-26 East Carolina 4 14:12 31 10 Sterling Sharpe, 70-yd pass from Mike Hold (Scott Hagler kick)
1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 4 03:41 14 34 Sterling Sharpe, 29-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Scott Hagler kick)
1986-09-07 Virginia 1 03:46 6 6 Sterling Sharpe, 6-yd run (kick failed)
1986-09-13 Western Carolina 1 02:26 14 0 Sterling Sharpe, 5-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Scott Hagler kick)
1986-09-13 Western Carolina 2 00:30 21 17 Sterling Sharpe, 15-yd pass from Kevin White (Scott Hagler kick)
1986-09-13 Western Carolina 3 11:24 28 17 Sterling Sharpe, 5-yd run (Scott Hagler kick)
1986-09-27 Georgia 4 07:52 26 28 Sterling Sharpe, 23-yd pass from Todd Ellis (pass failed)
1986-10-25 East Carolina 1 07:50 7 0 Sterling Sharpe, 11-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Scott Hagler kick)
1986-10-25 East Carolina 3 06:48 28 3 Sterling Sharpe, 45-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Scott Hagler kick)
1986-11-01 North Carolina State 3 09:14 13 17 Sterling Sharpe, 8-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Scott Hagler kick)
1986-11-15 Wake Forest 1 10:56 7 0 Sterling Sharpe, 13-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Scott Hagler kick)
1986-11-15 Wake Forest 3 11:52 45 7 Sterling Sharpe, 43-yd pass from Pat Turner (Scott Hagler kick)
1986-11-22 Clemson 2 04:35 21 15 Sterling Sharpe, 72-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Scott Hagler kick)
1987-09-12 Western Carolina 2 01:46 21 0 Sterling Sharpe, 34-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Collin Mackie kick)
1987-10-03 Nebraska 3 11:18 14 13 Sterling Sharpe, 80-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Collin Mackie kick)
1987-10-10 Virginia Tech 1 00:07 14 0 Sterling Sharpe, 3-yd run (Collin Mackie kick)
1987-10-10 Virginia Tech 2 03:51 21 7 Sterling Sharpe, 3-yd run (Collin Mackie kick)
1987-10-10 Virginia Tech 4 10:30 37 10 Sterling Sharpe, 17-yd run (Collin Mackie kick)
1987-10-17 Virginia 4 09:16 37 10 Sterling Sharpe, 59-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Collin Mackie kick)
1987-10-17 Virginia 4 09:16 44 10 Sterling Sharpe, 59-yd punt return (Collin Mackie kick)
1987-10-24 East Carolina 1 12:48 7 0 Sterling Sharpe, 51-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Collin Mackie kick)
1987-12-05 Miami (Fla) 2 09:55 13 7 Sterling Sharpe, 47-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Collin Mackie kick)
Receptions
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1985 1985-09-28 Georgia 3 5 UGA 33 Sterling Sharpe, 33-yd pass from Mike Hold, touchdown
1985 1985-09-28 Georgia 1 10 UGA 48 Sterling Sharpe, 8-yd pass from Mike Hold
1985 1985-11-23 Clemson 3 11 CLM 25 Sterling Sharpe, 9-yd pass from Mike Hold
1985 1985-11-23 Clemson 2 9 USC 36 Sterling Sharpe, 11-yd pass from Mike Hold (Perry Williams)
1985 1985-11-23 Clemson 2 7 50 Sterling Sharpe, 9-yd pass from Mike Hold
1985 1985-11-23 Clemson 1 10 USC 30 Sterling Sharpe, 7-yd pass from Mike Hold (Kevin Brady, Delton Hall)
1985 1985-11-23 Clemson 1 10 USC 24 Sterling Sharpe, 17-yd pass from Mike Hold
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 3 10 USC 30 Sterling Sharpe, 11-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Tolbert Bain)
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 3 1 MIA 47 Sterling Sharpe, 9-yd pass from Todd Ellis, end of first half
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 2 17 USC 9 Sterling Sharpe, 8-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Donald Ellis)
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 3 5 USC 43 Sterling Sharpe, 6-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Randy Shannon)
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 1 5 USC 29 Sterling Sharpe, 6-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Darrell Fullington)
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 1 10 USC 29 Sterling Sharpe, 3-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Darrell Fullington)
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 1 10 MIA 29 Sterling Sharpe, 6-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Bubba McDowell)
1986 1986-08-30 Miami (Fla) 3 1 USC 47 Sterling Sharpe, 53-yd pass from Todd Ellis, touchdown
1986 1986-09-27 Georgia 2 6 USC 23 Sterling Sharpe, 23-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Williams)
1986 1986-09-27 Georgia 2 10 USC 40 Sterling Sharpe, 9-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Boswell)
1986 1986-09-27 Georgia 2 13 UGA 41 Sterling Sharpe, 32-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Little, Williams)
1986 1986-09-27 Georgia 1 10 50 Sterling Sharpe, 12-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Boswell) + UGA personal foul
1986 1986-09-27 Georgia 1 10 UGA 23 Sterling Sharpe, 23-yd pass from Todd Ellis, touchdown
1986 1986-09-27 Georgia 2 7 UGA 42 Sterling Sharpe, 20-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Moss)
1986 1986-10-04 Nebraska 1 10 USC 34 Sterling Sharpe, 6-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Jeff Tomjack)
1986 1986-10-04 Nebraska 1 10 USC 31 Sterling Sharpe, 19-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Jeff Jamrog)
1986 1986-10-04 Nebraska 2 11 USC 9 Sterling Sharpe, 12-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Chris Spachman)
1986 1986-10-04 Nebraska 3 14 USC 17 Sterling Sharpe, 13-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Brian Davis)
1986 1986-10-04 Nebraska 2 12 USC 20 Stering Sharpe, 10-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Charles Fryar)
1986 1986-10-04 Nebraska 2 8 NEB 41 Sterling Sharpe, 2-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Jeff Tomjack)
1986 1986-10-04 Nebraska 2 10 USC 46 Sterling Sharpe, 14-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Mark Blazek)
1986 1986-10-04 Nebraska 1 10 USC 32 Sterling Sharpe, 11-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Tony Holloway)
1986 1986-10-04 Nebraska 2 9 NEB 29 Sterling Sharpe, 4-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Brian Washington)
1986 1986-10-04 Nebraska 3 5 NEB 25 Sterling Sharpe, 7-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Brian Davis)
1986 1986-11-01 North Carolina State 2 1 USC 45 Sterling Sharpe, 4-yd pass from Todd Ellis
1986 1986-11-01 North Carolina State 2 5 NCS 46 Sterling Sharpe, 1-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Joe Johnson)
1986 1986-11-01 North Carolina State 2 10 USC 34 Sterling Sharpe, 10-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Mark Smith, Pat Teague)
1986 1986-11-01 North Carolina State 4 4 NCS 48 Sterling Sharpe, 15-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Pat Teague ,Michael Brooks)
1986 1986-11-01 North Carolina State 2 8 NCS 8 Sterling Sharpe, 8-yd pass from Todd Ellis, touchdown
1986 1986-11-01 North Carolina State 3 13 USC 8 Sterling Sharpe, 12-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Fred Stone, Pat Teague)
1986 1986-11-22 Clemson 2 7 USC 11 Sterling Sharpe, 3-yd pass from Todd Ellis (James Lott)
1986 1986-11-22 Clemson 3 4 USC 14 Sterling Sharpe, 5-yd pass from Todd Ellis (James Lott)
1986 1986-11-22 Clemson 3 8 USC 25 Sterling Sharpe, 16-yd pass from Todd Ellis (James Lott)
1986 1986-11-22 Clemson 1 10 USC 41 Sterling Sharpe, 8-yd pass from Todd Ellis (James Earle)
1986 1986-11-22 Clemson 1 10 USC 28 Sterling Sharpe, 72-yd pass from Todd Ellis, touchdown
1986 1986-11-22 Clemson 2 5 USC 25 Sterling Sharpe, 7-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Henry Carter)
1986 1986-11-22 Clemson 1 10 USC 17 Sterling Sharpe, 6-yd pass from Todd Ellis (James Lott)
1986 1986-11-22 Clemson 2 20 USC 31 Sterling Sharpe, 38-yd pass from Todd Ellis (James Lott)
1986 1986-11-22 Clemson 3 15 CLM 36 Sterling Sharpe, 12-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Gene Beasley)
1987 1987-09-26 Georgia 1 10 USC 37 Sterling Sharpe, 11-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Brantley)
1987 1987-09-26 Georgia 1 10 UGA 41 Sterling Sharpe, 8-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Smith)
1987 1987-09-26 Georgia 1 10 USC 30 Sterling Sharpe loss of 2 on pass from Todd Ellis (Beasley)
1987 1987-09-26 Georgia 1 10 USC 39 Sterling Sharpe, 41-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Beasley)
1987 1987-09-26 Georgia 1 10 USC 42 Sterling Sharpe, 34-yd pass from Todd Ellis
1987 1987-09-26 Georgia 1 10 USC 19 Sterling Sharpe, 8-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Smith)
1987 1987-09-26 Georgia 1 10 USC 30 Sterling Sharpe, 10-yd pass from Todd Ellis
1987 1987-09-26 Georgia 2 4 USC 46 Sterling Sharpe, 13-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Smith)
1987 1987-09-26 Georgia 1 10 USC 44 Sterling Sharpe, 6-yd pass from Todd Ellis
1987 1987-09-26 Georgia 2 4 USC 49 Sterling Sharpe, 8-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Webster)
1987 1987-09-26 Georgia 1 10 USC 24 Sterling Sharpe, 5-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Beasley)
1987 1987-10-10 Virginia Tech 1 10 USC 13 Sterling Sharpe, 7-yd pass from Todd Ellis (L.Bailey)
1987 1987-10-10 Virginia Tech 2 1 USC 38 Sterling Sharpe, 13-yd pass from Todd Ellis (S.Rice)
1987 1987-10-10 Virginia Tech 1 10 USC 43 Sterling Sharpe, 8-yd pass from Todd Ellis (D.Stokes)
1987 1987-10-10 Virginia Tech 3 10 VAT 44 Sterling Sharpe, 13-yd pass from Todd Ellis (C.Wiley)
1987 1987-10-31 North Carolina State 2 7 USC 23 Sterling Sharpe, 15-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Joe Johnson)
1987 1987-10-31 North Carolina State 1 10 NCS 48 Sterling Sharpe, 30-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Joe Johnson)
1987 1987-10-31 North Carolina State 2 8 NCS 23 Sterling Sharpe, 2-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Ray Frost)
1987 1987-10-31 North Carolina State 2 7 USC 16 Sterling Sharpe, 12-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Henry)
1987 1987-10-31 North Carolina State 1 10 NCS 20 Sterling Sharpe, 12-yd pass from Todd Ellis (C.Johnson)
1987 1987-10-31 North Carolina State 2 3 NCS 40 Sterling Sharpe, 19-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Joe Johnson)
1987 1987-10-31 North Carolina State 3 10 NCS 21 Sterling Sharpe, 19-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Izel Jenkins)
1987 1987-10-31 North Carolina State 1 10 USC 18 Sterling Sharpe, 9-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Bobby Edmond)
1987 1987-11-21 Clemson 2 2 USC 37 Todd Ellis complete to Sterling Sharpe for gain of 6 (John Johnson)
1987 1987-12-05 Miami (Fla) 2 10 USC 28 Sterling Sharpe, 9-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Bubba McDowell)
1987 1987-12-05 Miami (Fla) 2 7 USC 44 Sterling Sharpe, 5-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Randy Shannon)
1987 1987-12-05 Miami (Fla) 3 12 MIA 47 Sterling Sharpe, 47-yd pass from Todd Ellis, touchdown
1987 1987-12-05 Miami (Fla) 0 0 MIA 35 Benes kicks off to SC 13, Sterling Sharpe returns 23 yards (Dale Dawkins)
1987 1987-12-05 Miami (Fla) 3 5 MIA 21 Sterling Sharpe, 8-yd pass from Todd Ellis (Tolbert Bain)