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Tajae' Sharpe
WR #19
Height:
6-2
Weight:
194
Age:
22
College:
Massachusetts
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2016):

REC
41
YDS
522
AVG
12.7
TDS
2

Biography

 
PRO: The Titans selected Tajae Sharpe in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.  The 6-foot-2-inch, 194-pounder is known for his precise route-running and he shows excellent body control and concentration when the ball is in the air.  Sharpe led the nation with 111 receptions as a senior and finished his career as the University of Massachusetts all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and catches in a single game.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•     In 2015, Sharpe enjoyed a stellar senior campaign by by being named a Walter Camp All-American and first-team All-Mid-American Conference selection.  Sharpe led the nation with 111 receptions and led the Minutemen with 1,319 receiving yards and five touchdowns.  He topped 100 receiving yards in six games and recorded at least 11 receptions in six games.
•     Sharpe caught at least one pass in all 47 career games in which he appeared at Massachusetts.
•     In 2014, Sharpe was selected All-MAC first team after leading all Minutemen with 85 receptions, 1,281 receiving yards and seven touchdown receptions.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Sharpe’s grandmother, Cozy Little, is a breast cancer survivor having beat the disease in 2001.
•     Sharpe was so excited to get into football mode that he brought his own football to the first day of the Titans rookie minicamp.  He says he usually goes to sleep with it and carries one around as much as he can, just because.
•     Sharpe’s family members nicknamed him “Show,” which is short for “Showtime.”

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Piscataway, N.J., native was selected by the Titans in the fifth round (140th overall) the 2016 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
•    In four seasons at Massachusetts (2012-15), Sharpe appeared in 47 games with 43 starts and finished his career as the school’s all-time leader with 277 receptions and 3,486 receiving yards.  The two-time All-MAC first team performer ended his collegiate career ranked third in Minuteman history with 16 touchdowns and sixth with 3,497 all-purpose yards.

AS A SENIOR (2015), was a 2015 Walter Camp All-American and first-team All-Mid-American Conference honoree.  Started all 12 games and for the second consecutive season led the team in receptions (111), receiving yards (1,319), touchdown catches (five) and yards per game (109.9).  Caught at least one pass in all 47 career games in which he appeared.
•    At Colorado (9/12), amassed 11 catches for 138 yards.
•    Against Temple (9/19), hauled in 11 receptions for 156 yards.
•    Against Florida International (10/3), set a school record and career-best with 15 receptions for 159 receiving yards with a score.
•    At Bowling Green (10/10), caught 13 passes for 156 yards with a touchdown.
•    Against Toledo (10/24), snared 12 passes for 159 yards with two touchdowns.
•    At Buffalo (11/27), in his final collegiate game amassed six catches and 138 receiving yards.

AS A JUNIOR (2014), named All-MAC first team wide receiver after starting all 12 games and leading all Minutemen with 1,281 receiving yards, 85 catches, seven touchdown receptions and 106.8 yards receiving per game.  Was on the midseason Biletnikoff Award watch list and named a Phil Steele first team All-MAC wide receiver.  Ranked ninth nationally among NCAA Division I FBS competitors in receiving yards per game (106.8) 10th for total receiving yards (1,281) and 11th in receptions per game (7.1).  Finished first in the Mid-American Conference in receptions per game and second for receiving yards and receiving yards per game.
•    Against Boston College (8/30), pulled in two receptions totaling 90 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown scamper.
•    At Penn State (9/20), tallied 99 yards on four catches, including a 77-yard touchdown reception.
•    Against Bowling Green (9/27), tied the school record for receptions in a game (13) and earned a single-game personal-best of 179 yards and two touchdowns.
•    At Miami (Ohio) (10/4), collected a game-high 154 receiving yards over nine receptions.
•    Against Eastern Michigan (10/18), eclipsed his previous single-game best with 193 receiving yards, while he tied the program record with 13 receptions for the second time.
•    Against Ball State (11/12), set a personal best with 239 receiving yards and tied the single game program record for the third time with 13 receptions.  The 239 receiving yards he put up against Ball State were the most by a MAC player in 2014 and third-highest total in NCAA Division I.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013), started 11 of 12 games at wide receiver and led the team with 61 receptions, 680 receiving yards (680) and four touchdowns.  Finished second on the team with 680 all-purpose yards.  Finished ninth in the MAC and 64th nationally with his 5.1 receptions per game.
•    Against Maine (9/7), had a single-game career high 11 catches, a then-personal record 85 receiving yards, while he pulled in his first touchdown pass as a Minuteman.
•    At Kansas State (9/14), collected a game-high 98 receiving yards on nine catches.
•    Against Vanderbilt (9/21), notched his second career touchdown grab.  Posted seven receptions totaling 45 yards on the day.
•    At Buffalo (10/19), recorded 94 receiving yards through seven receptions, with five resulting in first downs and two going for 20 or more yards.

AS A FRESHMAN (2012), played in 11 games with eight starts at wide receiver.  Caught 20 passes for 206 yards and made four grabs for 20 or more yards.  Had at least one catch in each contest.
•    At Connecticut (8/30), made his first collegiate reception when he hauled in a 15-yard pass.
•    Against Indiana (9/8), pulled in three catches for 33 yards.
•    At Akron (11/10), made three receptions for 50 yards, including hauling in his longest grab of the season for 35 yards.
•    Majored in communications at Massachusetts.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Piscataway Township (N.J.) High School and was MSG Athlete of the Year.  Was selected second team all-state selection and first team all-county and all-area teams.
•    Served as team captain as a senior while playing wide receiver and safety.  Led Piscataway High School to a pair of state championship titles in 2010 and 2011.
•    Also played basketball in high school.
•    Follow Sharpe on Twitter and Instagram at @Show19ine.
•    Follow Sharpe on Snapchat at @godsgift23.
•    List of favorites: (TV show) “Martin”; (movie) “Friday”; (musician) Meek Mill; (athlete as a child) Allen Iverson and LeBron James; (food) seafood; and (guilty pleasure) M&Ms.
•     Born Tajae Lamar Sharpe on Dec. 23, 1994 in Newark, N.J.
 
PRO: The Titans selected Tajae Sharpe in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.  The 6-foot-2-inch, 194-pounder is known for his precise route-running and he shows excellent body control and concentration when the ball is in the air.  Sharpe led the nation with 111 receptions as a senior and finished his career as the University of Massachusetts all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and catches in a single game.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•     In 2015, Sharpe enjoyed a stellar senior campaign by by being named a Walter Camp All-American and first-team All-Mid-American Conference selection.  Sharpe led the nation with 111 receptions and led the Minutemen with 1,319 receiving yards and five touchdowns.  He topped 100 receiving yards in six games and recorded at least 11 receptions in six games.
•     Sharpe caught at least one pass in all 47 career games in which he appeared at Massachusetts.
•     In 2014, Sharpe was selected All-MAC first team after leading all Minutemen with 85 receptions, 1,281 receiving yards and seven touchdown receptions.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Sharpe’s grandmother, Cozy Little, is a breast cancer survivor having beat the disease in 2001.
•     Sharpe was so excited to get into football mode that he brought his own football to the first day of the Titans rookie minicamp.  He says he usually goes to sleep with it and carries one around as much as he can, just because.
•     Sharpe’s family members nicknamed him “Show,” which is short for “Showtime.”

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Piscataway, N.J., native was selected by the Titans in the fifth round (140th overall) the 2016 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
•    In four seasons at Massachusetts (2012-15), Sharpe appeared in 47 games with 43 starts and finished his career as the school’s all-time leader with 277 receptions and 3,486 receiving yards.  The two-time All-MAC first team performer ended his collegiate career ranked third in Minuteman history with 16 touchdowns and sixth with 3,497 all-purpose yards.

AS A SENIOR (2015), was a 2015 Walter Camp All-American and first-team All-Mid-American Conference honoree.  Started all 12 games and for the second consecutive season led the team in receptions (111), receiving yards (1,319), touchdown catches (five) and yards per game (109.9).  Caught at least one pass in all 47 career games in which he appeared.
•    At Colorado (9/12), amassed 11 catches for 138 yards.
•    Against Temple (9/19), hauled in 11 receptions for 156 yards.
•    Against Florida International (10/3), set a school record and career-best with 15 receptions for 159 receiving yards with a score.
•    At Bowling Green (10/10), caught 13 passes for 156 yards with a touchdown.
•    Against Toledo (10/24), snared 12 passes for 159 yards with two touchdowns.
•    At Buffalo (11/27), in his final collegiate game amassed six catches and 138 receiving yards.

AS A JUNIOR (2014), named All-MAC first team wide receiver after starting all 12 games and leading all Minutemen with 1,281 receiving yards, 85 catches, seven touchdown receptions and 106.8 yards receiving per game.  Was on the midseason Biletnikoff Award watch list and named a Phil Steele first team All-MAC wide receiver.  Ranked ninth nationally among NCAA Division I FBS competitors in receiving yards per game (106.8) 10th for total receiving yards (1,281) and 11th in receptions per game (7.1).  Finished first in the Mid-American Conference in receptions per game and second for receiving yards and receiving yards per game.
•    Against Boston College (8/30), pulled in two receptions totaling 90 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown scamper.
•    At Penn State (9/20), tallied 99 yards on four catches, including a 77-yard touchdown reception.
•    Against Bowling Green (9/27), tied the school record for receptions in a game (13) and earned a single-game personal-best of 179 yards and two touchdowns.
•    At Miami (Ohio) (10/4), collected a game-high 154 receiving yards over nine receptions.
•    Against Eastern Michigan (10/18), eclipsed his previous single-game best with 193 receiving yards, while he tied the program record with 13 receptions for the second time.
•    Against Ball State (11/12), set a personal best with 239 receiving yards and tied the single game program record for the third time with 13 receptions.  The 239 receiving yards he put up against Ball State were the most by a MAC player in 2014 and third-highest total in NCAA Division I.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013), started 11 of 12 games at wide receiver and led the team with 61 receptions, 680 receiving yards (680) and four touchdowns.  Finished second on the team with 680 all-purpose yards.  Finished ninth in the MAC and 64th nationally with his 5.1 receptions per game.
•    Against Maine (9/7), had a single-game career high 11 catches, a then-personal record 85 receiving yards, while he pulled in his first touchdown pass as a Minuteman.
•    At Kansas State (9/14), collected a game-high 98 receiving yards on nine catches.
•    Against Vanderbilt (9/21), notched his second career touchdown grab.  Posted seven receptions totaling 45 yards on the day.
•    At Buffalo (10/19), recorded 94 receiving yards through seven receptions, with five resulting in first downs and two going for 20 or more yards.

AS A FRESHMAN (2012), played in 11 games with eight starts at wide receiver.  Caught 20 passes for 206 yards and made four grabs for 20 or more yards.  Had at least one catch in each contest.
•    At Connecticut (8/30), made his first collegiate reception when he hauled in a 15-yard pass.
•    Against Indiana (9/8), pulled in three catches for 33 yards.
•    At Akron (11/10), made three receptions for 50 yards, including hauling in his longest grab of the season for 35 yards.
•    Majored in communications at Massachusetts.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Piscataway Township (N.J.) High School and was MSG Athlete of the Year.  Was selected second team all-state selection and first team all-county and all-area teams.
•    Served as team captain as a senior while playing wide receiver and safety.  Led Piscataway High School to a pair of state championship titles in 2010 and 2011.
•    Also played basketball in high school.
•    Follow Sharpe on Twitter and Instagram at @Show19ine.
•    Follow Sharpe on Snapchat at @godsgift23.
•    List of favorites: (TV show) “Martin”; (movie) “Friday”; (musician) Meek Mill; (athlete as a child) Allen Iverson and LeBron James; (food) seafood; and (guilty pleasure) M&Ms.
•     Born Tajae Lamar Sharpe on Dec. 23, 1994 in Newark, N.J.
 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 41 522 12.7 34 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
2016 TEN 16 10 41 522 12.7 34T 2 1 1 1 1 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 MIN L 16-25 7 76 10.9 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @DET W 16-15 4 33 8.3 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 OAK L 10-17 3 48 16 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @HOU L 20-27 2 15 7.5 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @MIA W 30-17 2 17 8.5 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 CLE W 28-26 0 0 -- -- 0 1 1 1 1 0 -- --
7 IND L 26-34 4 59 14.8 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 JAX W 36-22 1 11 11 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @SD L 35-43 4 58 14.5 29 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 GB W 47-25 3 68 22.7 33 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @IND L 17-24 4 68 17 34 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @CHI W 27-21 2 11 5.5 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 DEN W 13-10 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @KC W 19-17 2 10 5 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @JAX L 17-38 3 48 16 24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 HOU W 24-17 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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