Fall 2021 SS Magazine

NEW PODCAST: D.J. Shockley - Former Georgia & NFL QB

THIS IS EPISODE 538 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

D.J. Shockley is currently a football analyst with the SEC Network. He was a standout quarterback in high school growing up in Georgia, and after being one of the top prep players in the country, Shockley chose to play his college football in his home state with the Georgia Bulldogs. Under head coach Mark Richt, Shockley overcame obstacles that led him to a standout senior season, in which he finished third in the AP Player of the Year voting and led the Bulldogs to a 10-3 record and SEC championship.

Following college, Shockley was selected in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. Once again, Shockley was playing football for his home state. He played five seasons with the Falcons from 2006-2010 before his pro football career came to an end.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Shockley about being recruited as a high school QB, what he learned from Georgia coach Mark Richt, coming to the NFL, being Michael Vick’s backup, and making the transition to life without football at the age of 30.

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