Jake Sharp set just about every rushing record imaginable during his career at Salina Central, with numbers that rank among the best in Kansas history.

He was selected first-team all-state as both a junior and senior, rushing for 6,524 yards and 108 touchdowns with the Mustangs.

As a senior he was named Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year after rushing for 3,304 yards, averaging 10.4 yards a carry. His 63 touchdowns in 2005 were a single-season record in Kansas, and that included four touchdowns in the Class 5A state title game against Blue Valley.

Sharp was also a three-time state champion at the Class 5A state track and field meet, winning the long jump his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, and holds the Central school record in that event (24-2.5).
Sharp joined the University of Kansas football program after graduating from Central, where he totaled 2,239 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns in four seasons, with another 785 yards and six touchdowns receiving.