A native of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Deacon Anthony Sharpe has left his mark at Delaware State University (Delaware's Premier HBCU) as one of the school's legendary student-athletes. On November 16, 2018, Deacon Sharp was inducted into DSU's Athletic Hall of fame as the University's all-time tackles leader (350 career tackles) and fourth place in the school's sacks history (21.5 career sacks). During the school's 81-82 football season, Deacon Sharp's stellar performance landed him legendary records that year with 133 total tackles and 13 sacks each a school record at the time. In addition to his accolades at Delaware State University, Deacon Sharpe also received All-MEAC honors in 1980 & 81 for his prowess on the football field. 

Deacon Sharp earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1983 from Delaware State University and now resides in Austin, Texas with his lovely wife of 35 years Lorrie. Deacon Sharpe is a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, where he currently serves on the Deacon board, Men's ministry and other committee's.  

Congratulations Deacon Sharp on a job well done!!!!



Deacon Anthony Sharpe

BROTHER Ruben Fowler

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2018 Hall of Fame Inductee 

Delaware State University 

Ruben Fowler, a native of Austin, Texas grew up in Austin’s East Side Community.  He attended L.L. Campbell, Kealing & Lamar junior high & Anderson High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Huston-Tillotson University in 1987.  A 25-year veteran and retiree from Austin Fire Department, Ruben began his officiating career in 1991 while working with A.F.D.   After 10 years of officiating grade schools, Ruben began officiating college and university games, with the Lone Star Conference & Conference USA, then moved on to arena football and NFL Europe.  In 2006 he began officiating with the National Football League where he currently serves.  The son of Anne Mae & Spencer Fowler, both loyal members of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church we salute you Brother Fowler on your accomplishments.

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