Top 50 UGA Players of All Time - No. 35 - D.J. Shockley

June 5, 2019
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Dawg Post is counting down the Top 50 UGA players of all time through the summer. Keep checking back each weekday to see who we have next…

 

Top 50 UGA Players of All Time - No. 35 - D.J. Shockley, QB from College Park

 

He waited his turn, and it turned out to be one of the best seasons in Georgia history culminating in an upset win over No. 3 LSU to win Georgia its 12th SEC title in school history. 

D.J. Shockley ended his playing career at Georgia with a magnificent season - starting 12 of UGA’s 13 games, completing 56% of his passes for 2,588 yards and 24 touchdowns to only five interceptions. He added another 322 yards rushing and four touchdowns, including a huge one in the SEC Championship Game, during the year. 

Shockley suffered a knee injury during the Arkansas game in 2005, which kept him out of the Bulldogs’ 14-10 loss to Florida. Still, Shockley guided the Bulldogs to critical wins over No. 18 Boise State, No. 8 Tennessee, No. 20 Georgia Tech and No. 3 LSU. Georgia’s three losses in 2005 were by a combined eight points. 

But Shockley’s playmaking time at UGA didn’t just happen his final season. His debut against Clemson in 2002 Shockley was responsible for two of the Bulldogs’ four touchdowns during the 31-28 win over the Tigers. 

Shockley was selected 223rd overall in the 7th round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. 

 
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