Glennville honors Sharpe brothers

Published: May. 11, 2012 at 11:37 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 5, 2012 at 4:22 PM EDT
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GLENNVILLE, GA (WTOC) - Sterling Sharpe still remembers scoring his first touchdown on Glennville High's football field in the 1980's. Three decades later, that field carries his name and his brother's name. Sharpe Field now pays tribute to Sterling and Shannon, a pair of NFL Hall of Famers.

Their hometown recognized them Friday with the field naming as well as designating the day as Sterling and Shannon Sharpe day.

"It is truly humbling that the people and the community that helped raise you would think this much of what we did in football and how we conducted ourselves," stated Shannon, who earned Super Bowl victories with the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens.

"Without this community and without family, there is no me," added Sterling, who played for the Green Bay Packers and earned All-Pro honors.

Both men praised their high school coach and life long mentor, William Hall, as a father figure in their lives on and off the field.

The pair spent Friday speaking to students at Tattnall County High School as well as Glennville Middle School, which occupies the site of the former Glennville High. On Saturday, they will serve as grand marshals in the Glennville Sweet Onion Festival parade.

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