2009: Utilized as the Horned Frogs' kickoff specialist ... four of his five touchbacks on the year came in the regular-season finale against New Mexico ... averaged 63.3 yards on his 80 kickoffs ... had just one kickoff go out of bounds ... totaled four tackles for the season, including two in the Utah game.
2008: Appeared in three games, vs. Stanford, at SMU and at UNLV ... handled two kickoffs, one against Stanford and one against SMU.
2007: Did not see game action.
2006: Redshirted in his first season on campus.
High School: A two-year letterman who connected on a school-record 52-yard field goal his senior year ... voted Oak Ridge's Special Teams Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior ... a two-time Academic All-District selection ... lettered four years in soccer ... was first-team All-District his senior year, a second-team pick as a junior and honorable mention his sophomore season ... was a Team Captain in soccer ... voted Most Athletic in his senior class.
PERSONAL: Parents are Ken and Kathy Sharples ... has an older brother, John ... majoring in marketing with a minor in communications.