Offensive Line Career
- Spent the season on the Falcons practice squad.
- Played five seasons (2017-21) at the University of Georgia.
- Appeared in 51 games (27 starts) for the Bulldogs.
- Started all 15 games at left guard for Georgia as a fifth-year senior in 2021, earning second-team All-SEC honors for the national champions.
- Started all 10 games – nine at left guard and one at right guard – for Georgia in 2020.
- Started 26 games at left guard and one at right guard in his college career.
- Attended Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Ga.
- High school teammate and first cousin of Falcons' 2022 third-round selection OLB DeAngelo Malone
- Won the 2016 Georgia 3A state championship with Cedar Grove and earned first-team all-state honors as a defensive tackle.
- Graduated with a degree in sociology from Georgia.
Falcons make roster moves involving two rookies
Jared Bernhardt designated to return to practice off injured reserve
Falcons add eight more players to practice squad
Falcons announce Frank Darby, Caleb Huntley, Justin Shaffer and five more have officially joined the practice squad in Atlanta.
Analyzing the Falcons initial 53-man roster: Biggest surprise cuts, camp standouts and more
Though the initial 53-man roster is going to change in the coming days, here's what we can take away from the first announcement.
Positional breakdown: Recent additions set to push 2021 offensive line starters during 2022 training camp
Jake Matthews' and Chris Lindstrom's spots seem to be secured. Everyone else? They'll have to fight for their spots.
'I think he's what we're looking for': How the Falcons decided on Justin Shaffer in 2022 NFL Draft
The offensive lineman didn't have the flashiest name on a Georgia team that won a national championship, but he was just as important. The Falcons saw that importance.
Falcons sign two defenders to rookie deals
Atlanta officially adds Troy Andersen and DeAngelo Malone to the roster.
Dorm mates Drake London, Desmond Ridder "on the same mission" with Atlanta Falcons
Rookie minicamp began on Friday. Here's everything you need to know from Day 1.
Falcons signed NFL Draft pick Justin Shaffer to rookie deal
Former Georgia offensive guard was drafted No. 190 overall
2022 NFL Draft: League media grades entire Falcons draft class
Terry Fontenot, Arthur Smith earn high marks for three-day haul
Recapping the Falcons 2022 NFL Draft class
Everything you need to know about Drake London, Arnold Ebiketie, Desmond Ridder and rest of eight-man class
Falcons 2022 draft class follows offseason theme
Whether it's in free agency or the NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons are actively searching for players that fit one specific requirement.
Inside the Draft Room | Terry Fontenot gives Justin Shaffer the phone call
Take a look behind the scenes of the draft room as general manager Terry Fontenot makes the call to Justin Shaffer when the Falcons select him in the 6th round in the NFL Draft.
'I'm going to leave the program better than when I found it' | Justin Shaffer first reactions
OL Justin Shaffer speaks with Atlanta Falcons Insider Kris Rhim and describes his reactions to being selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Justin Shaffer excited for 'opportunity to play for his home city' | Press conference | 2022 NFL Draft
OL Justin Shaffer speaks with the media following his selection as the No. 190 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Falcons select Justin Shaffer with No. 190 pick in 2022 draft
Country artists Travis Denning announces the Atlanta Falcons selection of Georgia Bulldogs offensive guard Justin Shaffer in Round 6 of the 2022 NFL Draft with the No. 190 overall pick.