Two former Ravens — tight end Shannon Sharpe and cornerback Deion Sanders — will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame today in Canton, Ohio.
Sharpe signed with the Ravens in 2000 and spent two seasons with the team. He caught 140 passes for 1,621 yards and seven touchdowns.
Sanders, the outstanding cornerback/kick returner and sometime wide receiver known as "Prime Time" with five teams, is a two-time Super Bowl winner and was the Defensive Player of the Year in 1994. Sanders ended a three-year retirement from football to join the Ravens - in part at the behest of linebacker Ray Lewis - in 2004. He played 25 games over two seasons and had five interceptions.
Three former Ravens have now been elected to the hall; safety Rod Woodson received the necessary votes in 2009.
Also entering the hall today are Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter and Ed Sabol.
A closer look at Sanders and Sharpe's careers:
* Cornerback/kick returner/punt returner
* 1989-1993 Atlanta Falcons, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1995-99 Dallas Cowboys, 2000 Washington Redskins, 2004-05 Baltimore Ravens. ... Fourteen seasons, 188 games.
* Recorded 53 career interceptions, including five with Ravens after returning to field following three-year retirement.
* Tight end
* 1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens. ... Fourteen seasons, 204 games.
* At time of retirement, his 815 career receptions and 10,060 yards and 62 TDs were all NFL career records for a tight end. ... His 214 receiving yards vs. Kansas City in 2002 is an NFL single-game record for a tight end. ... Integral part of Broncos' 1997 and 1998 and Ravens' 2000 Super Bowl championships.Copyright © 2015, CT Now