University of Georgia senior quarterback D.J. Shockley of
College Park has been selected one of 11 Division 1-A football players
nation-wide for membership on the 2005 American Football Coaches
Association National Good Works Team.
Shockley is the ninth Georgia player named to the team since 1992 which
is second most of any school in the country behind Nebraska's ten.
The annual team honors players for their dedication and commitment to
"It never ceases to amaze me to see the contributions student-athletes
make to their communities," AFCA Executive Director Grant Teaff said.
"Often times, these young men are better known for the good things they
do on the field. The AFCA is proud to recognize these student-athletes
for the good things they do in their communities."
Shockley has participated in numerous community service programs
including Project REACH, which is recreation and educational activities
for children with handicaps, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, and
has assisted in raising funds for and distribution of Thanksgiving meals
for needy family in the Athens area. He has also assisted with
H.E.R.O., a volunteer program which assists children with AIDS.
Shockley is a member of the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and
is a student-athlete representative on the UGA Athletic Association
Board of Directors.
Previous Georgia players chosen to the AFCA Good Works Team include
Alex Millen, 1992; Travis Jones, 1993; Brian Smith, 1995; Matt
Stinchcomb, 1997; Matt Stinchcomb, 1998; Brett Millican, 2000; Jon
Stinchcomb, 2001; and David Greene, 2003.
2005 AFCA Division 1-A Good Works Team
Shawn Bell, QB, Baylor; Parys Haralson, DE, Tennessee; Will Herring, FS,
Auburn; Doug Justice, LB, North Carolina; Marke LeFlore, WR, Nebraska;
Victor Mann, FB, Kansas State; Leon Moore, DE, UNLV; Dan Nelson, LB,
UCLA; D.J. Shockley, QB, Georgia; Matt Traina, OL, Tulane; Vince Young,