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1   Tajae Sharpe
Tajae Sharpe

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Piscataway, N.J.

High School:
Piscataway Township HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 200

Position:
WR


09/13/2014

UMass Football Postgame Notes vs. Vanderbilt

09/06/2014

UMass Football Postgame Notes vs. Colorado

09/04/2014

Q&A With Football Wide Receiver Tajae Sharpe

UMassAthletics.com sat down with the junior wideout to talk life and football

08/26/2014

UMass Football 2014 Season Preview

A look at the squad ahead of the season-opener versus Boston College on Saturday

07/24/2014

VIDEO: Take A Look At MAC Football Media Day With The Minutemen

Stanley Andre, Tajae Sharpe and Mark Whipple all talk about the upcoming season and Media Day in Detroit.

09/06/2014

FB vs. COLORADO

FB vs. COLORADO Photos by Thom Kendall '93

08/30/2014

FB vs. BC

FB vs. BC Photos by Thom Kendall '93

08/04/2014

FB PRACTICE-DAY 1

FB PRACTICE-DAY 1 Photos by Thom Kendall '93

11/02/2013

FB vs. NIU

FB vs. NIU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

10/26/2013

FB vs. WMU

FB vs. WMU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As a Junior in 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics
Pulled in two receptions totaling 90 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown scamper, against Boston College (8/30) ... Produced five catches for 83 yards and two rushing attempts for 17 yards against Colorado (9/6) to earn his first collegiate game with 100 or more all-purpose yards ... Eclipsed 1,000 career receiving yards during the game against Colorado ... Added a 73-yard, eight reception game at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Is 14th in program history with 96 career receptions, only one behind tying Rasheed Rancher (97; 2003-07) for 13th ... Currently ranks 17th in UMass history in receiving yards (1,132) and trails Milt Morin (1,151; 1963-65) for 16th place.

As A Sophomore In 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
Started 11 of 12 games at wide receiver ... Led the team in receptions (61), receiving yards (680) and touchdowns (4) ... Averaged 11.1 yards per catch ... Second-best on team with 680 all-purpose yards ... Finished ninth in the MAC and 64th nationally with his 5.1 receptions per game ... Hauled in a 13-yard reception at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Had a single-game career high in grabs (11) and a then-personal record 85 receiving yards against Maine on Sept. 7, while he pulled in 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 TD in a four-game span as part of a three-catch, 38-yard performance at Bowling Green (10/5), with his score coming on a 24-yard pass ... 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 No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2) ... 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 ... Averaged 10.3 yards per reception ... Made four grabs for 20 or more yards during the season ... Had at least one catch in each contest ... Made his first collegiate reception at Connecticut (8/3) when he hauled in a 15-yard pass ... Pulled in three catches for 33 yards against Indiana (9/8) ... Secured a trio of grabs for 37 yards at Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 22 ... Made three receptions for 50 yards at Akron (11/10), including hauling in his longest grab of the year for 35 yards ... Finished the year with a 13-yard grab against Buffalo (11/17).

Before UMass: MSG Athlete of the Year at Piscataway Township High School ... 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 High School 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.

Career Highs & Miscellaneous Statistics
Receptions: 11, vs. Maine (9/7/13)
Receiving Yards: 98, at Kansas State (9/14/13) (nine receptions)
Touchdown Receptions: 1, 4x, last at Ohio (11/29/13) (from QB A.J. Doyle)
Longest Reception: 38, at Ohio (11/29/13) (from QB A.J. Doyle)
10+ Reception Games: 1, vs. Maine (9/7/13)
20+ Yard Receptions: 16, last at Ohio (11/29/13)
30+ Yard Receptions: 4, last at Ohio (11/29/13)
Games With 50+ Yards Receiving: 7, last at Ohio (11/29/13)

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