Noteworthy: A preferred walk-on who accepted a Presidential Scholarship based on academics to attend Middle Tennessee ... Writes poetry in his spare time.
High School: Tabbed The Tennessean's Offensive Player of the Year in 2001 and was a member of the All-Midstate team ... Named TSWA First Team All-State ... Passed for a state record 48 touchdowns in 2001 in leading Ezell-Harding to the IA State Championship and a perfect 15-0 record ... In the 63-26 win over Cloudland for the state title, Shelly completed 17 of 26 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns ... On the season he completed 192 of 316 passes for a total of 3,738 yards his senior year in engineering Ezell's no-huddle, spread offense ... In a 76-21 win over Loretto, Shelly threw a single-game state record 10 touchdown passes ... Also started on the basketball team that played in the championship game of the 2002 TSSAA State Tournament.
Personal: Parents: Anthony and Marla Shelly ... Born: 9/2/83.