Deterrian "D.T." Shackelford - From Decatur to Doctorate - PODCAST EXCLUSIVE

Updated: Apr 24, 2019

D.T Shackelford on the field at the 2018 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game alongside Danny Wuerffel, Rodney Bullard of the Chick-fil-A Foundation® and Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy

D.T. Shackelford with his wife Jhorden

It all started growing up as a young boy in Decatur, Alabama.

He set his eyes on the prize as a 10th grader in high school and never lost focus.  Even after two ACL tears while playing at Ole Miss.

He was awarded the 2014 Wuerffel Trophy and by that time, he'd already earned two undergraduate degrees.

Then came the Master's degree.

And on May 11th at the historic venue of "The Grove" in Oxford, Mississippi, he will receive his doctorate degree from Ole Miss.

His story is compelling.

His story is moving.

His story is inspiring.

Listen to it here as he shares it with us in our podcast by clicking below, on Soundcloud, or subscribe to the free podcast feed at either iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play.


Why was the Wuerffel Trophy created?  We felt that there was a void in major college football awards. Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel put it best when he wrote, “The Wuerffel. It’s about time. There’s an award for the best quarterback, best running back, wide receiver, best linebacker, best center and even best kicker and punter. Why not one for the best human being?”


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