ENGLEWOOD, Colo.-Denver Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe today was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 7 by the National Football League.
In his 13th season from Savannah State, this is Sharpe's second AFC Offensive Player of the Week award. He was previously honored in Week 15 of the 1993 season.
Sharpe caught 12 passes for a career-best and franchise-record 214 yards and two touchdowns in Denver's 37-34 overtime win at Kansas City, the highest yardage total by a tight end in NFL history. He
broke the previous tight end record of 212 yards set by St. Louis' Jackie Smith in 1963 (vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 13), and the previous Broncos receiving record of 199 yards set by Lionel Taylor in 1960 (vs. Buffalo, Nov. 27).
Sharpe holds NFL career records for most receptions (728) and receiving yards (9,040) by a tight end, and ranks second all-time in touchdowns by a tight end (53), passing Hall of Fame member Dave Casper (52) with his two scoring receptions in the win over the Chiefs. He is also the Broncos' all-time leader in receptions (588) and receiving yards (7,419), and is tied for first in receiving touchdowns (46) with teammates Ed McCaffrey and Rod Smith.
Sharpe earns Player of the Week honors
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