Canton-Bound: Is New Orleans Saints’ Darren Sharper a Hall-Of-Famer?

July 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Thirteen NFL seasons and he's still among the best. That alone should tell you something about Darren Sharper's Canton credentials, but if that's not enough, there's more.
A lot more.
Interceptions are probably the most important statistic for defensive backs, and Sharper ranks high on the list. He leads all active players and is tied for sixth all-time with Ronnie Lott in career thefts.
Lott, plus four of the five players ahead of him, are in the Hall of Fame.
Sharper is the only player in NFL history with three years of nine or more interceptions, and last year became the oldest player (34) to make nine picks.
Not only does he take the ball away from the other team, but he does something with it. No one, not even Deion Sanders, Ed Reed, or Darrell Green, has more than his 13 defensive touchdowns and only the great Rod Woodson has as many.
Sharper has been on two teams that were in the Super Bowl, the 1997 Green Bay Packers and the 2009 New Orleans Saints...

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