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Donald Eugene "D. J." Shockley (born March 23, 1983 in College Park, Georgia) is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Georgia from 2002 - 2005. The 2005 season, his senior season, was the only season in which he started for the team. He was the backup quarterback behind David Greene for the previous three seasons. He was born in College Park, Georgia.

Shockley played high school football at North Clayton High School. His father, Don Shockley, was his team's head coach. As a senior, he threw for 1,861 yards and 11 touchdowns, as well as rushing for 864 yards and eight more TDs. He was a highly recruited QB earning various national accolades: 2000 USA Today All-USA Second Team, 2000 Parade Magazine All-America Team, SUPERPREP Elite 50, All-America, and ranked as the top QB in the country, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Top 50 in Georgia, Marvelous Metro Eleven and Class AAAA All-State Quarterback, 2000 Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA All-State Quarterback.

UGA's new incoming coach in 2001, Mark Richt, made Shockley a priority recruit, and he is generally regarded as Richt's first official recruit at Georgia.

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