Finalist for the Lombardi Award
Finalist for the Lombardi Award
2009 (SENIOR): Returning consensus All-American Terrence Cody anchors the middle of the Crimson Tide's talented defensive line ... a finalist for the Lombardi Award, which goes to the nation's best interior lineman or linebacker ... a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award and on the watch list for the Outland Trophy ... a midseason All-American by Sporting News and CBSsportsline ... has 20 tackles in 2009 with 5.0 tackles for loss (-10) a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries ... helped the Tide boast the nation's No. 2 rushing defense (68.22 ypg) and the No. 4 total defense (242.22) ... was named the AT&T All-America Player of the Week after blocking two field goals to secure a Crimson Tide win over Tennessee in week eight. Virginia Tech: Made one solo tackle in the season opener against the No. 7 Hokies, but his work clogging up the middle paid the most dividends as Tech managed just 64 rushing yards and 155 yards of total offense. FIU: Recorded a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss as the UA defense held the Panthers to just one yard rushing ... was named the Tide's defensive player of the week for his efforts. North Texas: Manned the middle of the defensive line as the Crimson Tide help UNT to a mere 61 rushing yards and just 187 total yards ... accounted for a career-high five tackles - three solos - and one tackle for loss (-3) ... was named the defensive player of the week by the Alabama coaching staff for the second straight week. Arkansas: Had one solo tackle as the Tide held the Razorbacks to 284 yards less that their season average coming into the game and just 63 yards rushing. Kentucky: Registered two total tackles with one solo stop. Mississippi: Recorded a quarterback hurry and hit Rebels' quarterback Jevan Snead multiple times. South Carolina: Made two solo tackles and an assisted stop in the Tide win ... made 1.5 tackles for loss (-2) and helped contain USC to 64 yards rushing as a team. Tennessee: Clinched the Tide's 12-10 win by blocking two Vols' field goals in the fourth quarter ... the second of which came with just four second remaining in the game and gave Alabama its eight win of the season ... assisted on two tackles and helped limited UT's powerful rushing attack to just 74 yards. LSU: Logged three tackles and battled double teams for the entire game ... helped limited a dangerous Tiger rushing attack to just 95 yards.
2008 (JUNIOR): Cody registered 24 tackles on the season with 4.5 tackles for loss (-14), half of a sack, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and two quarterback hurries ... a consensus first-team All-America, garnering accolades from the Associated Press, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and Sporting News ... a 2008 Chuck Bednarik Award semifinalist ... a first-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press, Sporting News, league coaches and Phil Steele ... in his 12 starts, opposing teams have failed to rush for 100 yards nine times ... did not allow an opposing running back to gain 100 yards ... anchored the No. 2 rush defense (74.1 ypg) and the No. 3 total defense (263.5 ypg) in the country ... selected as the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week following the Clemson game ... missed the Tennessee and Arkansas State games with a sprained MCL. Clemson: Cody manhandled the interior of the Tigers' offensive front and was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his efforts ... registered four tackles with two solo stops and one tackle for loss. Tulane: He made a season-high five total tackles with four assisted stops and one unassisted tackle for loss (-1) ... also recorded a quarterback hurry. Western Kentucky: Cody's surge on the defensive front wreaked havoc in the Hilltoppers' offensive backfield all night ... made just one tackle, knocking the center into the backfield and into the running back, causing a fumble that he then recovered at the WKU 17-yard line setting up an Alabama field goal. Arkansas: He made two tackles with one solo stop as the Hogs ran away from the big nose guard all afternoon. Georgia: Cody once again required double and triple teams as the No. 3 Bulldogs managed just 50 yards rushing on 16 attempts ... Cody made just one tackle, an assisted stop behind the line of scrimmage (-2), but freed up linebackers and safeties to make plays. Kentucky: He made two assisted tackles against the Wildcats as the Crimson Tide's front seven allowed just 35 yards rushing. Mississippi: Cody sprained his right medial collateral ligament early in the second half against the Rebels ... played his first snap of the season on the offensive side of the football, serving as a blocking back on Mark Ingram's two-yard touchdown runs. Tennessee: He missed the Tennessee game with a sprained MCL. Arkansas State: Cody missed his second straight game with an injured right knee. LSU: He returned to the middle of the Tide's defense against LSU ... registered one tackle while occupying multiple Tiger blockers, freeing up linebackers Rolando McClain and Dont'a Hightower. Mississippi State: Cody made one assisted tackle, but clogged up the middle and again required double teams ... aided the Tide defense that surrendered just 35 rushing yards to the Bulldogs. Auburn: Cody was a force in the middle against the Tigers, anchoring a defensive front that surrendered just 56 yards rushing ... logged three total tackles with half of a sack and one tackle for loss (-6) ... also recovered his second fumble of the season. Florida: Cody made three tackles, including two solo stops ... occupied multiple Gators' blockers the entire game ... helped limit the potent Florida offense to just 358 yards of total offense. Sugar Bowl vs. Utah: He started and recorded one assisted tackle.
HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR COLLEGE AND PERSONAL DATA: Cody was a massive defensive line prospect with good agility ... a Scout.com four-star recruit ... earned a three-star rating by Rivals.com and was listed as the No. 47 junior college player in the country ... the No. 45 junior college player in the nation according to SuperPrep Magazine ... starred at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and recorded 31 tackles and 3.5 sacks in helping lead his team to an 11-0 regular season record in 2007 ... played two years of high school football for coach Scott James at Riverdale High School.