Enjoyed one of the best careers in OSU football history ... Is the first three-time All-American in the history of the program ... Over his final three seasons, he was named a first-team All-American as a kicker or a punter -- or both ... In 2011 he became the first person in the history of the Big 12 to be named all-conference as a punter and kicker, then he repeated that feat in 2012 ... Led the nation in touchbacks on kickoffs each of his four seasons ... Stepped into a tough chore as a redshirt freshman when he had to replace Ray Guy Award winner Matt Fodge ... His candidacy for the Ray Guy Award was hindered throughout his career when his name disappeared from the NCAA statistics because he did not have enough attempts to qualify ... His punting averages over the last three seasons are the top three in OSU history ... Ended his career with 301 points to rank fourth all-time at OSU ... His career punting average of 45.9 yards led all active NCAA players and set an OSU record ... His career field-goal percentage of 84.7 is second among all active NCAA players.
For the second straight season he set an OSU record for punting average with the same number as his junior season (46.3 yards per punt) ... That number would have ranked fourth nationally if he had enough attempts to qualify ... Oklahoma State finished third nationally in net punting (40.89) ... Had 19 punts in excess of 50 yards with just two touchbacks ... Eighteen of his punts were downed inside the 20 ... Longest punt of the season was a 74-yarder against West Virginia ... Also had three punts downed inside the 20 against the Mountaineers ... Averaged 53.4 yards on five punts at Oklahoma, including a 59-yarder ... Also had a 59-yarder against TCU ... Had a 68-yard punt against Iowa State ... In soggy conditions at Kansas, he averaged 53 yards on five punts, including a 73-yarder ... Had a 54-yard punt at Arizona.
Had a 65-yarder and a 53-yard punt against Purdue ... Enjoyed his best season as a kicker ... Tied an OSU record with five field goals against TCU ... Hit all 19 of his field-goal attempts inside 40 yards ... Three of his six misses were from beyond 50 yards ... Hit 51-yard field goals against Texas Tech and Louisiana ... Closed the season by connecting on 18 of his final 19 three-point attempts ... Once again led the nation in touchbacks (75) ... Was perfect on his 72 extra-point attempts ... Led the nation with 2.15 field goals per game and was the nation's second leading scorer with 156 points.
Had 61 touchbacks on kickoffs to lead the nation by 23 ... His field-goal percentage of .880 ranked seventh nationally after he went 22-of-25 ... Hit 79-of-80 extra points and set an OSU record by going 10-for-10 on extra points against Kansas ... Finished the season fifth in the NCAA in scoring with 11.5 points per game and he led all kickers in that category ... His single-season scoring total is fourth in OSU history ... Hit all 14 of his field-goal attempts inside 30 yards ... Long FG of the season was 46 yards vs. Louisiana, but his leg is suited for much greater distances ... His average of 46.3 yards per punt was third in the NCAA and led the Big 12.
Ended the season with 21 punts in excess of 50 yards with a pair of 60 yarders (one each vs. Texas and Kansas) ... Against Arizona, his three punts went for 50, 57 and 55 yards ... Against KU he was on the field for two punts and they covered 60 and 55 yards ... Hit the game-winning 19-yard field goal vs. Stanford to end the Fiesta Bowl in overtime ... Converted four field goals (4-for-4) in his debut as the Cowboy kicker against Louisiana ... Had three field goals against Texas A&M, Kansas State and Oklahoma ... Had at least one field goal in every game but Kansas.
Helped OSU finish third nationally in net punting (41 yards per boot) ... Of his 46 punts, only four went for touchbacks with 16 fair catches, 15 downed inside the opponent's 20 and 14 in excess of 50 yards ... Seven punts covered at least 60 yards and he had a 78-yarder against Nebraska ... Against the Cornhuskers, his 78-yard punt was accompanied by a 60-yarder, 61-yarder and 59-yarder ... Against Kansas State, four of his punts were downed inside the 10 ... Did not punt at all against Kansas and just once against Baylor ... Had a punt of at least 50 yards in nine of the 11 games in which he appeared ... Did not play in the bowl game.
Honorable mention All-Big 12 ... Ended the season with an average of 45.1 yards per punt for second all-time at OSU and fifth best in the NCAA in 2009 ... Had a stunning 27 punts in excess of 50 yards including four over 60 yards ... Season best was a 67-yarder at Oklahoma ... Averaged 50.8 yards on eight punts in the Cotton Bowl, including a 63-yarder ... That effort included four punts downed inside the Ole Miss 20 ... Had a 62-yarder vs. OU and 61-yarders against Rice and Georgia ... Had 24 punts downed inside the opponents' 20 with only four touchbacks, and 12 punts resulted in fair catches ... Was named a mid-season All-American by Phil Steele and a mid-season freshman All-American by Rivals ... Was also a member of the Ray Guy Watch list ... Received the College Football Performance Award as the nation's top kickoff specialist at the conclusion of his freshman season ... Led the nation with 35 touchbacks on kickoffs.
In the Rivals.com kicker ratings, Sharp was listed second in leg strength and first in accuracy and was ranked as the nation's top kicker ... A Texas 5A all-stater ... Selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... All-area and all-district selection ... Rated by Texas Football Magazine as the best kicker in Texas ... Scout.com selected him as the nation's second best prospect among kickers and the 45th best prospect in Texas, regardless of position ... Connected on 11 of his 13 field-goal attempts in 2007, including a 55-yarder ... His kickoff prowess was displayed with 75 percent of his efforts resulting in touchbacks ... Averaged 45 yards on his punts as a junior.
Born Nov. 12, 1989, in Grapevine, Texas ... Son of Perry and Lori Sharp ... Majoring in education.
- The Bengals added to their list of college free agents Wednesday morning when they added Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb, New Mexico Highlands linebacker Jordan Campbell, and Oklahoma State kicker Quinn Sharp.
Sharp, the first three-time All-American in Oklahoma State history, finished his career as the nation's leading active punter with a 45.9-yard average as well as one of the top kickers with an 84.7 field-goal percentage. After leading the country in touchbacks for four straight years, the Bengals have listed Sharp as a kicker but he figures to also get some chances to punt. The CFA class stands at 12. - Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com
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