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KU football signs juco linebacker Shelby

The Kansas City Star

The Kansas football program announced the signing of junior college linebacker Jon Shelby on Friday, completing the Jayhawks’ 2012 recruiting class.

Shelby, a native of Brockton, Mass., played two seasons at Nassau Community College in New York, the same school that produced fellow 2012 KU signee Aslam Sterling, an offensive lineman.

Shelby was an All-Northeast Conference performer while recording 82 tackles and two sacks in two seasons at Nassau County. According to, Shelby’s relationship with Sterling helped in the recruiting process.

“I liked the people there and the facilities are phenomenal,” Shelby told “I didn't expect a lot going in and I was impressed once I got there. After the Kansas visit I was 95 percent that's where I was going."

Shelby is the 27th member of Kansas’ 2012 recruiting class. 


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