Best of the Packers: Top 10 wide receivers since 1960

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4. Sterling Sharpe (1988-94)

The Green Bay Packers selected South Carolina receiver Sterling Sharpe with the seventh overall pick in the 1988 NFL Draft.

He didn’t disappoint.

A three-time All –Pro and five-time Pro Bowler, Sharpe led the NFL in receptions in 1989, 1992 and 1993—including setting a single-season NFL record with his 112 catches in 1993 (broken the following year by Cris Carter of the Minnesota Vikings).

He also led the league with 1,461 receiving yards and 91.3 receiving yards per game in 1992 and in touchdown catches in 1992 and 1994, when he had 18.

But Sharpe was forced to retire after the 1994 season because of a congenital narrowing of his spinal column in his neck that left him susceptible to a potential spinal cord injury.

In his seven seasons with the Packers, Sharpe had 595 receptions for 8,134 yards and 65 touchdowns.

His 112 receptions in 1993 is still a Green Bay single-season record, as is his 18 touchdown grabs in 1994.

He is second in Packer history with 595 receptions and 65 touchdown catches and third with 8,134 receiving yards.

Sharpe was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2002.

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