Jeremy Shelley signs with Atlanta Falcons

Alabama's Jeremy Shelley (90) reacts with AJ McCarron (10) and Chris Underwood (87) after making a field goal during the first half of the BCS National Championship college football game against LSU Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Jeremy Shelley's perfect 2012 season at Alabama didn't go unnoticed.

The former Crimson Tide kicker who didn't miss a single extra point or field goal attempt last season has signed a contract with the Atlanta Falcons, his parents, Barry and Barbara, announced in an e-mail to

Shortly after last month's NFL Draft came to an end, Shelley considered an offer to attend the Houston Texans' rookie camp, but the offer from the Falcons "seemed to fit his and their needs best," his parents wrote in the e-mail.

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