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
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.
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 Kansas University running back Jake Sharp has signed with the Wichita Wild, an Indoor Football League franchise.
Too small. Won’t make the transition from high school record-breaker to featured running back in college. Dreamer.
When the sixth round of Saturday’s NFL Draft began, former Kansas University defensive back Justin Thornton started to pay more attention.
The Kansas University football program held its annual Pro Timing Day on Wednesday at Anschutz Pavilion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kansas University running back Jake Sharp is driven to succeed, at least in part, by the folks who said he wouldn't.
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino does not like talking about the past - or, for that matter, the future.
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.