Terrence Cody life and biography

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Terrence Cody biography

Date of birth : 1988-06-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fort Myers, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-27
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Terrence Cody, Jr. is an American football defensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

Highlights:

o Two-time consensus All-American (2008 and 2009)
o Two-time unanimous first-team All-SEC selection (2008 and 2009)
o Finalist for both the 2009 Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given to the nation’s premier defensive players
o SEC Player of the Week (vs. Clemson, 8/30/08)
o Started all 26 games he played at nose guard in two seasons for Alabama, totaling 52 tackles (19 solo), a half sack (-5 yards), 10.5 TFL (-25 yards), 5 QB pressures, 2 FRs, 1 FF, 1 PD and 2 blocked FGs
o Anchor of a defense that ranked second in the nation against the run in both 2008 (74.1 ypg) and 2009 (77.9 ypg)
o Made 50 plays vs. the ground game while at Alabama, holding opposing rushers to 48 yards (0.96 ypc), with those runners managing just 5 first-down carries…Tackled ball carriers 11 times for loss (solo and assisted), also producing 6 stops at the line of scrimmage for no gain
o In Cody’s two seasons with the Crimson Tide, Alabama opponents averaged just 73.2 rushing yards per game, 243.9 total yards a contest and 12.3 points per game
o A study by ESPN found that Cody was double- and triple-teamed on 63.6 percent of his plays during his two-year career at Alabama

Pro career:

2009: (Alabama - 14/14) A consensus All-American and unanimous first-team All-SEC choice, Cody was also named a finalist for both the Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which are given to the nation’s premier defensive players…Led a defense that ranked second in the country and first in the SEC (244.1 ypg)…The Crimson Tide also topped the conference in rush defense (78.1 ypg), scoring defense (11.7 ppg) and pass efficiency defense (87.7 rating)…Registered 28 tackles (12 solo), with 6 TFL (-11 yards) and 3 QB pressures en route to Alabama winning the SEC title and the 2010 BCS National Championship... Also deflected a pass and blocked a pair of FGs during the Tide’s undefeated season…On 5 passing attempts targeted into his area, the opposition completed just 1 pass for a 3-yard loss…Cody tallied 27 of his hits against the ground game, holding opposing ball carriers to 34 yards (1.26 ypc)…He allowed just 2 first-down carries while producing 2 third-down stops, 7 TFL and 3 tackles for no gain.

2008: (Alabama - 12/12) In his first season at Alabama, Cody earned consensus All-American and unanimous first-team All-SEC honors… He was also named a Chuck Bednarik Award semifinalist, playing a crucial role for a unit that finished second in the nation in rush defense (74.1 ypg), tied for third in total defense (263.5 ypg) and was seventh in scoring defense (14.3 ppg)… Starting all 12 games, he helped guide a front that did not allow an opponent to gain over 100 yards in nine contests…Recorded 24 tackles (7 solo), posting a half sack (-5 yards), 4.5 TFL (-14 yards) and 2 QB pressures…Also forced a fumble and recovered 2 others…Of his 23 tackles against the run, he limited opposing ball carriers to 17 yards (0.74 ypc), producing 5 TFL…Also compiled 3 third-down stops and 1 tackle on fourth down… On 4 passes targeted into his area, opponents completed 2 for a 1-yard loss…Selected as the SEC’s Player of the Week vs. Clemson after posting 4 tackles (2 solo), including 1 TFL (8/30).

2007: (Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - 12/12) Played two seasons at MGCCC (2006- 07), finishing his career with 97 tackles, 5 sacks and 1 INT…Also saw some time on offense as a blocking fullback and scored 2 rushing TDs…As a sophomore, he earned NJCAA All-American first-team honors by posting 51 tackles and 4 sacks…Anchored a Bulldog defense that led the state in rushing defense and total defense that season, with the team finishing 12–0 and winning the NJCAA co-National Championship…Received a three-star prospect rating by Rivals.com and was listed as the 47th-best overall junior college player in the country by the recruiting service.

2006: (Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - 9/9): During his freshman campaign, he tallied 46 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT and 1 FF.

Personal:

o Prepped at Riverdale (Fort Myers, FL) HS, playing football as a freshman and senior
o As a freshman, he started at DT and saw time as a TE, and then he took off two seasons from the game
o As a senior in 2005, he recorded 74 tackles (45 solo), 2 FFs, 1 FR and a blocked FG to earn All-District honors
o On offense, he scored 2 TDs on 9 carries and had a 6-yard TD reception
o Also lettered in basketball, averaging 9.7 points per game his senior year
o Was a consumer science major at Alabama
o Cody’s mother worked two jobs as a traveling nurse and a bus driver to care for him and his siblings while growing up
o At the end of his junior year of high school, he moved in with the family of a high school teammate, Jason Milliken.



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