John Brett Shirey (March 19, 1898 – October 19, 1966) was a college football player and engineer; once and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Shirey was a prominent running back for the Auburn Tigers of Auburn University. Shirey played for coach Mike Donahue from 1918 to 1922. He was a member of an All-time Auburn Tigers football team selected in 1935, as well as coach Donahue's all-time Auburn team.
He was captain-elect in 1922, The Glomerata, Auburn's yearbook, says Shirey's "greatest delight is to catch a forward pass and serenade down the field like lightning. Walter Camp gave Shirey honorable mention on his All-America team.
Shirey was born on March 19, 1898 in Texas to John Meredith Shirey and Loretta Hughes, and grew up in Guin, Alabama.