Top 25 Players in the SEC: No. 19 Terrence Cody

Terrence Cody is Alabama's 6-foot-5, 365-pound run-stuffing nose tackle. He had 31 tackles and 3.5 sacks last season.

The Associated Press
Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 11:45 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 1:26 p.m.


Alabama senior defensive tackle

Why he's No. 19: Physically imposing on the defensive line at 6-foot-5 and 365 pounds, Cody was a big reason why Alabama's defense was so tough to run against last season. Alabama led the Southeastern Conference in rush defense, giving up just 74.1 yards per game on the ground. Cody often occupied two blockers, freeing up other defenders to make tackles.

Key number: 31, the number of tackles Cody had from the nose guard spot last season. Cody was equally tough rushing the passer last season, recording 3.5 sacks.

Fun fact: Nicknamed "Mount" Cody because of his combination of height, strength and size. Out of Riverside High in Fort Myers, Cody also was a high school teammate of former Gator running back Chevon Walker.

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