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Broncos receiver Hunter Sharp experienced highlights, and a lowlight, against Air Force

August 8, 2017 Updated: August 8, 2017 at 7:58 pm
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Utah State wide receiver Hunter Sharp, front, dives into the end zone for a touchdown after catching a pass in front of Air Force defensive back Jesse Washington in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER – Hunter Sharp took a moment after a Denver Broncos practice this week to reflect on the unpleasant memories he carries from his last football game in the state of Colorado.

Sharp had enjoyed a career day at Air Force, catching 13 passes for 193 yards and three touchdowns for Utah State. But Aggies quarterback Kent Myers looked elsewhere on the final two passes, including a fourth-down attempt with 47 seconds remaining that was broken up by Weston Steelhammer. Air Force escaped with a 35-28 victory.

“I wanted the ball on the last play so bad,” Sharp said. “The quarterback threw it to the wrong spot.

“But, yeah, that was my best game.”

In Sharp’s two seasons at Utah State he passed 150 receiving yards in three games. Two of those came against Air Force, as he averaged 12.5 catches for 178.5 yards and 2.5 touchdowns in those games.

Sharp signed with the Broncos in December as a practice squad player. He spent the 2016 offseason with Philadelphia as an undrafted rookie but reached an injury settlement with the Eagles just before the beginning of the regular season.

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