DJ Shockley joined the FOX 5 Sports team in July 2021, although he made many appearances on the station as a standout High 5 Sports athlete while starring at North Clayton High School more than two decades ago.
Shockley was the second rated high school quarterback in the country in 2001, and later helped the Georgia Bulldogs win two SEC titles while playing for head coach Mark Richt. DJ graduated from UGA with a degree in Speech Communication in 2005, which he describes as one of the greatest accomplishments of his life.
After excelling at UGA, DJ was selected in the 7th Round of the NFL Draft by the hometown Atlanta Falcons. During his time at Flowery Branch, DJ got his first taste of broadcasting as he hosted his own show interviewing teammates and coaches.
DJ has had numerous roles on TV and radio, most recently working as a color commentator for football broadcasts with ESPN and the SEC Network, and co-hosting Early Birds on FOX 5. DJ enjoys vacationing, hanging out with his family and searching out the best golf courses to play in the metro area.
FOX 5 Sports Anchor D.J. Shockley sat down with his former teammate Matt Ryan to discuss Ryan's 14 years in Atlanta and look to his future now as an Indianapolis Colt.
Just because Georgia and Michigan haven’t met on the football field in over a half a century, doesn’t mean they haven’t battled each other off the field in recent years.
Sports anchor DJ Shockley had the privilege to speak with "The Five," the first Black players in Georgia Bulldog history, in an exclusive sit down interview.