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 Ed Sharockman

Ed Sharockman

Original Name Edward Charles
Birth
Saint Clair, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Aug 2017 (aged 77)
Oakdale, Washington County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 182591491 · View Source
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Professional Football Player. For twelve seasons (1961 to 1972), he played at the defensive back (cornerback) position in the National Football League with the Minnesota Vikings. Born Edward Charles Sharockman, he made his first imprint on the football field during his years at St. Clair High School in Pennsylvania. He continued on the collegiate level at the University of Pittsburgh, prior to being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings during the 5th round to the 1961 NFL Draft. A broken leg forced him to miss the majority of his rookie season (1961), however he returned to the football field in 1962 and established himself as an interception machine, as he hauled in six picks during his first full season. During the course of his career, he produced four seasons in which he snagged six interceptions including 1970, when he recorded a career-high seven takeaways. Along with Earsell Mackbee and Dale Hackbart, Sharockman formed a formidable defensive backfield for which contributed to Minnesota's capturing of the NFL Title in 1969 and an appearance in Super Bowl IV. Highly-durable, he put together a consecutive game streak which spanned seven seasons (1962 to 1968). In 142 career regular season games, he compiled 40 interceptions for 804 yards with 3 touchdowns. He died from congestive heart failure.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 20 Aug 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 182591491
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ed Sharockman (4 Nov 1939–19 Aug 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 182591491, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Unknown.