Hunter Sharp
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1994-04-25) April 25, 1994 (age 27)
Palmdale, California
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Highland (Palmdale, California)
College:Utah State
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 2016)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receiving yards:54
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at

Hunter Sharp (born April 25, 1994) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Utah State.

College career

Sharp was considered a two-star athlete coming out of high school by 247 Sports, and committed to Utah State on February 5, 2014.[1]

2014 season

In Sharp's first year at Utah State he played in 13 games and had 66 receptions for 939 yards and seven touchdowns. He also totaled six rushing attempts for 28 yards.[2] This included a trip to the 2014 New Mexico Bowl, where Utah State beat the UTEP Miners 21-6.[3]

2015 season

Sharp was suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season for violation of team rules. In his second year at Utah State, Sharp played in 11 games and totaled 71 receptions for 835 yards and nine touchdowns, plus eight rushing attempts for 20 yards.[4] Utah State was invited to the 2015 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, where they lost to Akron 23-21. Sharpe had 11 receptions for 89 yards and one touchdown in the loss.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 189 lb31⅝ in9⅜ in 4.51 s 4.14 s 7.08 s 32½ in 9 ft 8 in 12 reps

Sharp entered the 2016 NFL Draft and was projected by many scouts to go from anywhere in the late fifth round to the seventh round, but ultimately was not selected.[6]

Philadelphia Eagles

Sharp signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2016.[7] He was waived by the Eagles on August 24, 2016.[8]

Denver Broncos

On December 28, 2016, Sharp was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad.[9] He signed a reserve/future contract with the team on January 2, 2017.[10]

On September 2, 2017, Sharp was waived by the Broncos and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[11][12] He was promoted to the active roster on October 18, 2017.[13] He was waived by the Broncos on October 28, 2017 and re-signed to the practice squad.[14]

New York Giants

On December 12, 2017, Sharp was signed by the New York Giants off the Broncos' practice squad.[15] Sharp caught his first career touchdown in Week 17 on a 16-yard pass from Eli Manning. He ended the game with three receptions for 29 yards and the touchdown.[16]

On September 2, 2018, Sharp was waived by the Giants.[17]

Buffalo Bills

On September 18, 2018, Sharp was signed to the Buffalo Bills' practice squad.[18] He was released on November 7, 2018.[19]

Cincinnati Bengals

On November 20, 2018, Sharp was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad.[20] He was promoted to the active roster on December 28, 2018.[21]

Sharp was waived during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019.[22]

Personal life

Sharp is the cousin of former Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders linebacker Derrick Johnson.[23]


  1. "Hunter Sharp, Denver Broncos, Wide Receiver".
  2. "Hunter Sharp College Stats | College Football at" (in en).
  3. "Utah State wins third straight bowl game".
  4. "Hunter Sharp College Stats | College Football at".
  5. "Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Akron vs Utah State Box Score, December 22, 2015 | College Football at" (in en).
  6. "Hunter Sharp New York Giants signed to roster from Broncos".
  7. Gowton, Brandon Lee (May 5, 2016). "Undrafted Free Agents 2016: Eagles agree to terms with 16 rookies". Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  8. Gowton, Brandon Lee (August 24, 2016). "Eagles waive wide receiver with injury settlement". Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  9. DiLalla, Aric (December 28, 2016). "Broncos sign three players to practice squad". Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  10. "Broncos sign 11 players to future contracts". January 2, 2017. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  11. Mason, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Broncos trim roster at deadline". Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  12. DiLalla, Aric (September 3, 2017). "Broncos announce initial practice-squad roster". Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  13. Swanson, Ben (October 18, 2017). "Broncos promote WR Hunter Sharp to active roster, sign River Cracraft to practice squad". Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  14. Swanson, Ben (October 28, 2017). "Broncos sign ILB Kevin Snyder, waive WR Hunter Sharp".
  15. Eisen, Michael (December 12, 2017). "Giants sign OL Damien Mama, WR Hunter Sharp among roster moves". Archived from the original on January 17, 2018.
  16. "Hunter Sharp makes first TD catch". Newsday.
  17. Eisen, Michael (September 2, 2018). "Giants waive QB Davis Webb, announce practice squad among roster moves".
  18. Brown, Chris (September 18, 2018). "Bills elevate CB Ryan Lewis to active roster".
  19. "Bills add Cam Phillips, Xavier Coleman to practice squad; Hunter Sharp released". Bills Wire. USA Today. November 7, 2018.
  20. "Brown and Brown To IR, Edebali Signed, Sharp and Wallace to Practice Squad". November 20, 2018.
  21. "Bengals Make Player Moves Before Week 17". December 28, 2018.
  22. "Bengals Announce 53-Man Roster". August 31, 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  23. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named draft profile

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