HawkTrax - Jake Sharp

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Former Jayhawk Jake Sharp brings football to Salina

Former running back part owner of fledgling Bombers squad

Former Kansas University running back Jake Sharp may be done slapping on shoulder pads and strapping on a helmet, but that does not mean he’s finished with football. By Matt Tait

Former Jayhawk running back Sharp helping others get up to speed

After a tryout with the Chicago Bears, a stint with the Wichita Wild, of the Indoor Football League, and a quick look from the UFL’s Omaha Knighthawks, former Kansas University running back Jake Sharp appears content to hit the brakes on his playing career.

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Jake Sharp to host camp in Olathe

During his playing days, former Kansas University running back Jake Sharp was one of the fastest players to suit up for the Jayhawks. Today, Sharp spends his time helping young athletes build their speed and sharpen their football skills.

Former KU RB Jake Sharp to play for IFL's Wichita Wild

Former Kansas University running back Jake Sharp has signed with the Wichita Wild, an Indoor Football League franchise.

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Jake Sharp’s dream still alive

Too small. Won’t make the transition from high school record-breaker to featured running back in college. Dreamer.

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Steelers give DB Thornton a chance; Sharp, Onyegbule also invited to NFL camps

When the sixth round of Saturday’s NFL Draft began, former Kansas University defensive back Justin Thornton started to pay more attention.

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Sharp steals show at KU Pro Day

KU running back runs best 40 and lifts most weight

The Kansas University football program held its annual Pro Timing Day on Wednesday at Anschutz Pavilion.

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Back on track?

KU hoping to re-establish running game

Jake Sharp is tough. Just about everyone associated with the Kansas University football team will tell you so. They will tell you this any time you ask about the speedy running back, and, often, when you don’t.

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KU, ISU ground games look to get healthy

Jayhawks’ running back Sharp progressing; Cyclones’ Robinson expects to play

Heading into the weekend, two of the Big 12’s top rushing attacks will be forced to deal with a level of uncertainty in their teams’ respective ground games.

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Sharp ‘upset’ to sit

The leading rusher on the Big 12’s top rushing attack found himself pacing the sideline for much of Kansas University’s 44-16 victory over visiting Duke on Saturday.

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Focused and ready

Jake Sharp is finally the undisputed No. 1 RB for the Jayhawks

Jake Sharp is locked in. There’s no doubting that, as the running back sits in a padded chair, surrounded by reporters at Kansas University’s media day. He looks straight ahead, as if zeroing in on a target, and rarely blinks.

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KU's Sharp selected as candidate for Doak Walker Award

Kansas University running back Jake Sharp was selected as one of 45 preseason candidates for the 2009 Doak Walker Award, given each year to the nation's top running back.

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Something to prove

Kansas’ Sharp motivated by doubters

Kansas University running back Jake Sharp is driven to succeed, at least in part, by the folks who said he wouldn't.

Mangino offers no excuses

Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino does not like talking about the past - or, for that matter, the future.

Keegan: KU coaches should commit to Sharp

The Kansas University football coaching staff had reason not to trust the running game early in the season. The new offensive line, featuring a redshirt freshman at each tackle spot, was having trouble meshing. The search for a first-string tailback still was in the audition stage and every one of the three candidates appeared to be singing slightly off key.