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Shaun Cody biography

Date of birth : 1983-01-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Whittier, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-07
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive tackle for the Houston Texans, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Shaun Cody is an American football defensive tackle for the Houston Texans of the National Football League.

Drafted by Detroit Lions in the second round (37th pick overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft…Signed by Lions on July 29, 2005…Signed by Houston Texans as unrestricted free agent on March 30, 2009.

Young veteran who looks to add depth to the Texans defensive line…contributed at the nose tackle and under tackle positions in Detroit…has 113 career tackles in four-plus seasons…has appeared in 67 career games with 25 starts…made 2.0 career sacks…one career interception.

2009 (Houston 14/13):
Started season opener vs. the New York Jets (9/13) at defensive tackle and made four tackles (two solo)...was inactive at Tennessee (9/20)...returned to start at defensive tackle vs. Jacksonville (9/27) where he recorded an assist on a tackle...started at defensive tackle and played on special teams vs. Oakland (10/4) and at Arizona (10/11)...Inactive at Cincinnati (10/18)...had two solo tackles vs. San Francisco (10/25)...Had three taclkes (two solo) in his start at Buffalo (11/1)...assisted on one tackle playing defensive tackle at Indianapolis (11/8)...made three solo tackles vs. Tennessee (11/23)...satrted at defensive tackle and assisted on a tackle vs. Indianapolis (11/29)...helped sack Jaguars QB David Garrard and had a pass defensed at Jacksonville (12/6)...made three tackles (two solo) including on for a loss vs. Seattle (12/13)...had one solo tackle at St. Louis (12/20)...made one solo tackle at Miami (12/27)...saw action at DT vs. New England (1/3).

2008 (Detroit 16/5):
Finished the season with a career-high 37 tackles for the Lions…contributed at both nose and under tackle for Detroit…played in all 16 games for the second time in his career…had a stretch in the middle of the season where he recorded six tackles in consecutive games…started at defensive tackles at San Francisco (9/21)…finished with two tackles…started nose tackles at Houston (10/19)…tied a career high with six tackles.

2007 (Detroit 15/0):
Rotated at the defensive tackle position, ending the year with 34 tackles (13 solo)…had his lone career interception…garnered first interception vs. Minnesota (9/16)…made a diving catch off a deflected pass by S Gerald Alexander.

2006 (Detroit 6/5):
Registered 15 tackles (seven solo) in six games with five starts…placed on the reserve/injured list with a dislocated left toe on 11/24/06…made his third career start, and first opening day start, at defensive tackle against Seattle (9/10) to record five tackles (one solo)…had five tackles (four solo) at Chicago (9/17)…inactive against Buffalo (10/15), at the New York Jets (10/22), vs. Atlanta (11/5) and vs. San Francisco (11/12) with a dislocated left toe…returned to the lineup at Arizona (11/19) after missing four games with a dislocated left toe, but left the game after re-aggravating the injury.

2005 (Detroit 16/2):
Quickly became a regular in the defensive line rotation as a rookie, playing in all 16 games with two starts after being drafted in the second round (37th overall) of the 2005 Draft…made his first professional appearance vs. Green Bay (9/11)...recorded 2 total tackles (1 solo)…recorded the first sack of his career vs. Carolina (10/16)…he totaled 1.5 sacks for a loss of 15.0 yards on the game…made his first career start against Chicago (10/30)…had first career forced fumble, which was recovered by DE Kalimba Edwards…had his first career fumble recovery at Minnesota (11/6)...recorded 5 tackles, a single game best.

Prior to his senior season in 2004, he moved to end from tackle and finished with a career-high 45 tackles (29 solo), 10 sacks, 13 stops for losses, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three pass deflections…team captain and voted PAC-10 co-Defensive Player of the Year.; 2004 All-American first team; Associated Press All-American first team; Football Writers Association of American first team…finalist for the Lombardi Award and Hendricks Award and semifinalist for the Bednarik Award and Lott Trophy.

Attended Los Altos High in Hacienda Heights (Calif.)…105 tackles with 22 sacks in 2000…USA Today All-USA first team Defensive MVP…Parade All-American; Super Prep All-American; PrepStar All-American and Dream Team...played basketball.

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