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“Jimmy is a rare talent who has not even scraped the surface of his potential in the game of football,” Senior Bowl President and CEO Steve Hale said in a prepared statement. “We expect him to really turn some heads down here later this month at the Senior Bowl.”Sharpton led the Canes in total tackles with 106 and averaged 12 tackles a game in the final four games. He was the first Miami linebacker in two seasons to break the 100-tackle mark and saved his best effort of the season for the Champs Sports Bowl. Against Wisconsin, Sharpton posted a career-high 15 tackles.
“I’m very excited just to be able to come play with some of the best players in the nation,” Sharpton said in a prepared statement. “I’m looking forward to showing them [scouts] my speed, explosiveness and ability to make plays, and it will be a great stage to do so.”