Jayhawks Wrap Up 2012 Signing Class With Linebacker Jon Shelby

June 29, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis completed his 27-player signing class by announcing the addition of Jon Shelby here Friday. KU had the opportunity to address its many needs by signing up to 27 players and it did just that by inking the standout junior college linebacker.

Shelby, a native of Brockton, Mass., comes to Kansas after spending his first two collegiate campaigns at Nassau Community College in New York, where he teamed up with fellow KU signee Aslam Sterling to help lead the Lions to a 19-2 mark under head coach Curtis Gilliam. NCC had a perfect 11-0 mark in 2010 and finished the year ranked No.3 in the NJCAA.

During his time at NCC Shelby played in all 21 games, collecting 82 tackles, 59 of which were solo stops. He also recorded 12 TFLs for minus 33 yards, two sacks for minus seven yards, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery. He was honored as an All-Northeast Conference first team member at linebacker in 2011.

Shelby starred at Brockton High School prior to attending NCC. He averaged 20 tackles per game his senior season and also had four sacks and three fumble recoveries, while playing both inside and outside linebacker for the Boxers. Shelby earned Big Three All-Star honors and was also named to the Enterprise News All-Scholastics Defensive Team in 2009.

Kansas will open the 2012 season on Sept. 1, when it plays host to South Dakota State at Memorial Stadium. Season tickets are available by calling the Kansas Ticket Office at 1-800-34-HAWKS or by visiting www.kuathletics.com.