|Born:||November 4, 1939|
St. Clair, Pennsylvania
|Died:||August 19, 2017 77) (aged|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||Saint Clair (PA)|
|NFL Draft:||1961 / Round: 5 / Pick: 57|
|AFL Draft:||1961 / Round: 22 / Pick: 174|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Edward Charles "Ed" Sharockman (November 4, 1939 – August 19, 2017) was a professional American football defensive back.
Sharockman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where he starred as a cornerback. He played 11 seasons in the National Football League, all with the Minnesota Vikings (1961–1972). He started in Super Bowl IV.
In 1970, Sharockman enjoyed a banner day against the Dallas Cowboys, blocking a punt and recovering it for a touchdown, and also returning an intercepted Craig Morton pass for another touchdown in the Vikings' 54-13 annihilation of the eventual NFC champions.
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