Joe Gaiter: Who is Timothy Shelley?
Timothy Shelley: I’m a father and my beautiful daughter name is Kylee, she’s wonderful. I’m the oldest of 5 kids and somewhat of a dad to my siblings. I was born to Deneen and Timothy Shelley Sr. I’m soon to be a NFL cornerback
Joe Gaiter: How will you prove yourself on the field?
Timothy Shelley: I work hard in everything I do. I am very passionate when it comes to putting my name on something. Because of that, when I get my name on the back of that NFL jersey, I will not fail.
Joe Gaiter: What goals do you have for the NFL?
Timothy Shelley: First and foremost my short term goal is to make the 53 man roster. I also want to help my team win the super bowl. My personal goals are secondary to the goals I am trying to accomplish for my team.
Joe Gaiter: What are some of your accomplishments?
Timothy Shelley: I was awarded the best receiver award as a senior on my high school team. While in junior college at the College of Dupage, I attended the National Junior College Combine where I ran a 4.27 forty and was placed on the front page of the website as being a top junior college football player. A big accomplishment for me was my senior year playing for The Fort Valley State where only allowed 7 catches all year.
Joe Gaiter: What are your biggest strengths on the field?
Timothy Shelley: I am ultimately known for my speed. I am also very physical and smart. Because i started out as a WR I know what routes they can run by their alignment alone.
Joe Gaiter: What is the hardest part about playing your position?
Timothy Shelley: Everyone says that cornerback is the hardest position in football. I think the question should be reserved for a wide receiver. All I have to do is cover one guy and make sure he doesn’t catch the ball. A WR has to depend on a QB to throw a perfect ball and they have to try and get open on a guy like me…not that’s what you call difficult.
Joe Gaiter: How will you elevate your skills to a NFL level?
Timothy Shelley: I will never stop working. I plan on teaming up with the best receiver on my team and working out with him. I will be sure to pick the brains of the veteran CBs. I am never satisfied with meritocracy.
Joe Gaiter: What will you miss the most about playing at Fort Valley State University?
Timothy Shelley: My defensive coordinator Haskell Buff and my position coach Durwood Roquemore. They are the smartest coaches I have ever had. Coach Buff is a defensive expert and Coach Roquemore not only made me a better corner, but he taught me a lot about life and being a better man.
Joe Gaiter: Who has been your biggest influence in your football career?
Timothy Shelley: My cousin Dionte Dinkins who’s a cornerback for the St. Louis Rams. We worked together in the off-season and it gets very competitive at times. I THINK I’M A SLIGHT BETTER CORNERBACK THOUGH!!!
Joe Gaiter: Who in the NFL has your style of play?
Timothy Shelley: I think Corey Webster of the New York Giants has a similar style of play. He’s a good press corner and has great instincts.