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University of Miami Athletics

Glenn Sharpe


Defensive Back




187 lbs.




Miami, Fla.

High School

Carol City HS

CAREER: Courageous cornerback returns for his sixth season with the Hurricanes… Returned to action in 2006 after missing nearly all of the 2004 and 2005 seasons because of two different injuries…Recipient of the 2006 Brian Piccolo Award as the most courageous player in the Atlantic Coast Conference…Played in all 13 games last year, starting 12 times…Experienced senior in only two games in 2004 because he was still rehabilitating a knee injury that was suffered in November 2003…Then he suffered a torn ACL in his right knee prior to the start of summer camp in 2005 and missed the entire season…Has received two medical redshirts…Has career totals of 34 games (15 starts), totaling 67 tackles, with three interceptions, two tackles for loss and 14 pass breakups…Confident player has footwork, speed and agility and is an excellent cover corner…Graduated in 2006 with a degree in sports administration and is pursuing a second major in sociology.


2006 (JUNIOR): Capped off a fine comeback season by starting 12 games…Played left cornerback most of the season…Posted a career-best 44 tackles (31 solo), with two tackles for loss, one QB pressure, a team-high 14 pass deflections and two interceptions…Received the team’s Jessie Armstead Comeback Player of the Year Award and was the recipient of the 2006 Brian Piccolo Award as the most courageous player in the Atlantic Coast Conference…Tied for third in the ACC with 15 passes defended…Started his first game in three years in the season opener vs. Florida State, playing on 45 snaps, making one solo and one assisted tackle. Also deflected two passes…Made two tackles and one pass defensed vs. FAMU…Registered four tackles (three solo) at Louisville…Started at right cornerback vs. Houston and made four tackles (three solo)…Moved back to left cornerback vs. North Carolina, turning in four tackles (two solo) and a pass breakup…Made one solo tackle against FIU…Started at right cornerback again at Duke, making a season-high seven tackles (six solo) and three passes defensed…Went back to left cornerback at Georgia Tech, registering three tackles (two solo) and two pass breakups…Tallied four tackles (three solo), with one tackle for loss vs. Virginia Tech, when he also made his first interception of the season (and second of his career)…Tallied three tackles (two solo) at Maryland…Registered four tackles (three solo) at Virginia…Totaled four tackles (two solo) against Boston College. Also nabbed his second interception of the year with two minutes left to end the game and send the team to a bowl game. Also deflected two passes…Did not start the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Nevada but played as the primary left cornerback, making two solo tackles.


2005 (MEDICAL REDSHIRT): Missed the entire season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a summer workout three weeks before the start of training camp…Underwent surgery on July 13, 2005 and missed the entire year while undergoing rehabilitation.


2004 (MEDICAL REDSHIRT): Returned quickly from knee surgery and played in the first two games of the season…However, since he wasn’t completely recovered, he was held out of the remainder of the season to have further arthroscopic surgery and completely rehab his injury…Received a medical redshirt…Played as the nickelback vs. Florida State and Louisiana Tech, then sat out the remainder of the year…Made one QB pressure vs. FSU.


2003 (SOPHOMORE): Played in seven games before suffering a season-ending knee injury in Game 9 against Tennessee…Was credited with five tackles (four solo) on the season…Also made one tackle for a loss, intercepted one pass and broke up four passes.


2002 (FRESHMAN): Played in 12 games, starting three games (Florida A&M, Temple and Connecticut)…Spent much of the season as the backup at right cornerback to starter Kelly Jennings…Credited with 18 tackles (13 solo), one fumble recovery and three passes broken up…Made two tackles in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State…Broke up a pass at Syracuse…Made three solo stops against Virginia Tech…Had three tackles against Pittsburgh…Tallied five tackles (three solo) against Boston College…Made one assist against Temple…Started in the season opener against Florida A&M, as Miami used six defensive backs. Made two solo tackles and broke up two passes in his UM debut.


HIGH SCHOOL: A standout on one of Florida’s top big-school programs…Lettered in both football and track…Intercepted 17 passes during his high school career…Made 70 tackles (50 solo), broke up 12 passes and intercepted three passes as a senior in 2001, in addition to returning a punt for a touchdown…Intercepted five passes as a junior, playing in just six games while missing half of the season with an injury…Had nine interceptions as a sophomore…Member of the Orlando Sentinel’s Florida Super 26…Rated the No. 2 defensive back and No. 6 overall player in the state by Florida Prep Football…The No. 19 prospect in Florida and No. 5 player in the Miami-Dade Top 20 by the Miami Herald…A first-team Class 6A All-State honoree as a senior…Played in the Florida-Georgia All-Star game and the Dade/Broward All-Star game…Earned seven varsity letters (three in football, four in track)…School record holder in the 400 meters (47.25) and qualified for the state championships meet all four years…Chose Miami over North Carolina State, Louisiana State and Rutgers…Coached by Walt Frazier.



2002 12/3 18 13 5 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0
2003 7/0 5 4 1 1-4 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-0
2004* 2/0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0
2005* 0/0 Injured (knee)
2006 13/12 44 31 13 1-1 0 0-0 0 0-0 14 2-0
Totals 34/15 67 48 19 2-5 1 0-0 0 0-0 14 3-0

* Medical redshirt season

Total Tackles 7 (at Duke 2006)
Solo Tackles 6 (at Duke 2006)