Tulsa -- A returning letterwinner . . . transferred to Tulsa in the spring of 2007 from the University of Tennessee . . . 2008 -- Played in all 14 games and had six starts . . . has caught 39 passes for 627 yards and eight touchdowns to rank third on the team . . . had two 100-yard receiving games . . . scored a touchdown in five straight games -- New Mexico, Central Arkansas, Rice (punt return), SMU and UTEP . . . had five receptions for 80 yards and one TD vs. Houston . . . caught his first collegiate passes against North Texas with four receptions for 85 yards . . . in the next game against New Mexico, he had six receptions for 129 yards and two TDs . . . had a 25-yard punt return for a TD against Rice . . . also had six receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns at SMU . . . 2007 -- Sat out the season after transferring from Tennessee . . . Overall -- A big, strong and athletic receiver . . . a strong runner with good speed . . . a big-play threat . . . a tough receiver with the ball in his hands . . . expected to make big contributions.
High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Fort Smith Southside High School . . . caught 72 passes for 860 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior . . . played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his senior season . . . caught 13-yard touchdown pass in the U.S. Army game . . . had 62 receptions for 873 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging 29.1 yards per kickoff return with one touchdown as a junior . . . finished with 56 receptions for 1,019 yards and 15 TDs, while helping lead Southside to the Class 5A state title as a sophomore . . . was also a basketball standout . . . high school football coach was Barry Lunney.
Personal -- Favorite TV show is "Family Guy" . . . his favorite sport to play and watch besides football is basketball . . . his favorite NFL player is Chad Johnson . . . his favorite NFL player while growing up was Barry Sanders . . . the three words he uses to best describe himself are "strong, loving and caring" . . . parents are Raymond and Jeannette Shelley . . . majoring in communication.
Shelley's Career Statistics Receiving G Rec Yds Avg TD Long 2008 (So) 14 39 627 16.1 8 64
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