As a sophomore in 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics Started 11 of the 12 games played this season ... Led the team in receptions (61), reception yards (680) and receiving touchdowns (4) ... Averaged 11.1 yards per catch this season ... Second best on team with 680 all purpose yards ...Hauled in a 13-yard reception at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Had a single-game career high in receptions (11) and a then-personal record 85 receiving yards against Maine on Sept. 7, while grabbing his first touchdown pass as a Minuteman ... Led both sides with a single-game personal-best 98 receiving yards on nine catches at Kansas State (9/14) ... Added his second career touchdown grab against Vanderbilt (9/21) with seven receptions totaling 45 yards on the day ... Secured his third touchdown in the past four games as part of a three-catch, 38-yard performance at Bowling Green (10/5), with his TD coming on a 24-yard pass from Mike Wegzyn ... Earned 52 yards on four receptions against Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 12 ... Recorded 94 receiving yards through seven receptions at Buffalo (10/19), with five resulting in first downs and two going for 20 or more yards ... Notched 49 yards on four receptions against Western Michigan (10/26) ... Pulled in five grabs totaling 65 yards against #17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) ... Is seventh in the MAC and 47th nationally with his 5.7 receptions per game ... Earned 52 yards over five receptions, including a career-long 37-yard grab, against Akron (11/16).
As a freshman in 2012:Game-By-Game Statistics Played in 11 games, starting eight at wide receiver ... Caught 20 passes for 206 yards, averaging 10.3 yards per reception ... Had at least one catch in each contest ... Pulled in three receptions for 33 yards against Indiana (9/8) ... Secured a trio of catches for 37 yards at Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 22 ... Made three catches for 50 yards at Akron (11/10), including hauling in his longest grab of the year for 35 yards.
Before UMass: MSG Athlete of the Year ... Second Team All-State selection ... Also named to the First Team All-County and All-Area teams ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Led Piscataway HS to a pair of state championship titles in 2010 and 2011 ... Also played safety for head coach Daniel Higgins.
Personal: Tajae Lamar Sharpe ... Born December 23, 1994 in Newark, N.J. ... Son of John Sharpe Jr. and Tanya Sharpe ... Brother of Jasmine ... Majoring in Communications.
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: Receptions: 3, Indiana, 09/08/12; at Miami, 9/22/12; at Akron, 11/10/12 Receiving yards: 50, at Akron, 11/10/12 (3 receptions) Long reception: 35, at Akron, 11/10/12 All-purpose yards: 50, at Akron, 11/10/12