Quinn Sharp: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Oklahoma State Punter

Alessandro Miglio@@AlexMiglioFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2013

Quinn Sharp: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Oklahoma State Punter

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    How can someone be unsuccessful with a name like Quinn Sharp?

    The kicker out of Oklahoma State doesn't play quarterback, but he has a future role in the NFL as a kicker. The question is where.

    Sharp was both punter and later place kicker for the Cowboys. Which will he be at the next level?

     

    Combine results courtesy of NFL.com. College stats courtesy of sports-reference.com.

Background

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    Full Name: Quinn Sharp

    Birthday: November 12, 1989

    Hometown: Grapevine, Texas

    School: Oklahoma State

    Year: Senior (redshirt)

    Major: Sports management

    Twitter: @SimplySalty13 (unverified)

     

    Sharp was born in Grapevine but he played his high school football at Mansfield Summit High School in Arlington, Texas. He was one of the highest-rated kicking prospects of 2007.

    The five-year senior started his freshman year as a redshirt.

Collegiate Stats

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    As noted earlier, Quinn Sharp was an all-around kicker for Oklahoma State.

    He wasn't put on place-kicking duties until his junior year with Dan Bailey, now with the Dallas Cowboys, handling that load through 2010.

    To add to his sparkling career as a kicker and punter, Quinn was a superb kickoff specialist. He led the nation in kickoff touchbacks in his last two seasons.

     

    Special Teams

      Kicking       Punting  
    Year XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
    2009 0 0   0 0   0 67 3023 45.1
    2010 0 0   0 0   0 46 2127 46.2
    2011 79 80 98.8 22 25 88 145 47 2175 46.3
    2012 72 72 100 28 34 82.4 156 44 2036 46.3
    Career 151 152 99.3 50 59 84.7 301 204 9361 45.9

Draft Process

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    Measurables

    Height: 6'1"

    Weight: 189 lbs.

    Arm Length: 30 3/4"

    Hand Size: 9 1/4"

     

    There was no combine performance for Quinn Sharp, and he only showed off his kicking and punting skills at Oklahoma State's pro day

    Unfortunately, an extended downtime might have caused a poor performance for Sharp that day.

Awards Galore

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    Caleb Sturgis, Dustin Hopkins and Brad Wing are hogging all the draft attention at kicker—the fraction of a percent that kickers get, at any rate—but Quinn Sharp was quietly decorated just the same.

    The awards started rolling in after his sophomore season, one year before he even took over place-kicking duties.

    Sharp was so good that he earned all-Big 12 honors for kicking and punting during his final two seasons. He was the first Oklahoma State player to ever earn an all-conference nod three years running.

Observations

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    I would draft Quinn Sharp. Guy had a boot. Never missed.

    — David Leake (@DavidLeake) April 19, 2013

     

     

    Quinn Sharp is a stats victim again. His career punting avg. of 45.9 would be an NCAA record if he had 250 attempts. He finishes with 202.

    — Kevin Klintworth (@KKlintworth) March 4, 2013

     

     

    Quinn Sharp's luscious locks #jealous

    — Jarech Page (@JPAGE84) April 15, 2013