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27   Tay Cody
Tay Cody


Blakely, GA

High School:
Early Co.

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180


At Florida State: Will enter senior season as a three-year starter at right of the top cover corners in the nation...has also earned the reputation of being a big hitter while ranking among the nation's best against the run...returns with the entire 2000 Sugar Bowl starting secondary which will likely be ranked among the best in the country ...has earned an honorable mention and two second team All-ACC selections during FSU career...only freshman starter on the 1997 team.

Junior Year (1999): Started seven of FSU's 11 games at right cornerback...earned honorable mention All-ACC...had two of FSU's nation-leading 22 interceptions on the season...contributed three tackles and a pass break-up while playing through the stomach flu in the National Championship game against Virginia Tech...had a pass deflection in fourth quarter of the Florida game to save a touchdown... recorded a season-high five unassisted tackles against Clemson and was named ACC Specialist of the Week against Clemson after blocking a field goal that would have tied the game with under two minutes remaining...22 of 29 tackles on the year were unassisted...second among FSU cornerbacks with six third-down tackles......recorded one of two tackles for loss by an FSU cornerback on the season (Clevan Thomas had the other).

Sophomore Year (1998): Started at right cornerback in all 13 games...named to All-ACC second team along with fellow defensive backs Mario Edwards and Dexter Jackson...had 33 tackles, including 24 solo stops...11 of his 33 total tackles were on third down... finished second on the Seminole squad with eight pass deflections ...intercepted only pass of the season against Maryland...key reason why FSU held five opponents to less than 100 yards passing and ranked first in the nation in passing defense...pass break-ups came against Texas A&M, NC State, Clemson, Georgia Tech (2) and a team-high three against Florida...also contributed four intimidations on the season...earned Victor's Club honors eight times ...was the Tomahawk Player of the Game against Georgia Tech.

Freshman Year (1997): Recorded 46 tackles, including 30 solo as a redshirt freshman...finished third among defensive backs and eighth overall in tackles...added three tackles for loss and four pass break-ups...named ACC Rookie of the Week following a season-high 12 tackle performance against Georgia Tech...totaled three interceptions on the season which ranked second highest on the team...recorded five tackles and broke up a pass in the Sugar Bowl victory over Ohio State...notched his first career interception at Clemson...named Tomahawk Player of the Game (MVP) for Georgia Tech contest...earned Victor's Club honors nine times...recovered a fumble at Virginia...had three "big hits" and two "big plays" on the season.

1996: Redshirted.

High School: Listed among the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100...regarded as one of Georgia's top 50 prospects...received one of the higher grades from Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football...considered the 12th best defensive back in the country by SuperPrep...recorded 10 interceptions over his final two seasons...totaled 70 tackles as a senior at Early County...chose FSU over Auburn.

Personal: Born October 6, 1977...political science major.

19973016463 0 4 0 0 3
1998249 330 0 8 0 1 1
1999227 291 0 5 0 0 2
TOTAL7632108 4 0 170 1 6

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