| Wins against Kentucky - 7 | Losses against Kentucky - 19 |
Alma Mater: Vanderbilt  (*)
Date Born: June 11, 1892
Date Died: June 19, 1961
Overall Record: 296-291 [27 Seasons]
[Former All-American football player at Vanderbilt]
|2/24/1948||Kentucky vs. Temple||W||58 - 38||(at Louisville, KY)|
|12/20/1947||Kentucky at Temple||L||59 - 60||-|
|3/8/1947||Kentucky vs. Temple||W||68 - 29||(at Louisville, KY)|
|3/9/1946||Kentucky vs. Temple||W||54 - 43||(at Louisville, KY)|
|1/1/1946||Kentucky at Temple||L||45 - 53||-|
|12/30/1944||Kentucky at Temple||W||45 - 44||-|
|2/24/1936||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||61 - 41||-|
|2/1/1936||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||L||24 - 33||-|
|3/2/1935||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||53 - 19||-|
|2/2/1935||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||W||58 - 22||-|
|2/17/1934||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||47 - 27||-|
|2/2/1934||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||W||48 - 26||-|
|2/18/1933||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||45 - 28||-|
|1/31/1933||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||W||40 - 29||-|
|2/20/1932||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||L||31 - 32||-|
|2/3/1932||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||W||61 - 37||-|
|2/14/1931||Kentucky at Clemson||L||26 - 29||-|
|1/3/1931||Clemson at Kentucky||W||33 - 21||-|
|2/3/1930||Kentucky at Clemson||W||34 - 20||-|
|1/3/1930||Clemson at Kentucky||W||31 - 15||-|
|12/16/1927||Clemson at Kentucky||W||33 - 17||-|
|1/15/1927||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||L||32 - 48||-|
|2/20/1926||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||30 - 20||-|
|1/1/1924||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||33 - 13||-|
|2/25/1922||Kentucky vs. Mercer||L||22 - 35||SIAA Tournament (at Atlanta, GA)|
|2/26/1921||Kentucky vs. Mercer||W||49 - 25||SIAA Tournament (at Atlanta, GA)|
Biography - Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame
Cody was an All-Southern honoree in three of those four seasons. He came to Vandy in 1914 when the Vandy program hit a low with just two victories in eight games. Then Vandy caught fire, posting 9-1-0 and 7-1-1 records over the next two campaigns and establishing its program as one of the best. The only losses came at the hands of Virginia, in 1915, and Tennessee, in 1916. World War I interrupted Cody's collegiate football career, but he returned to capture All-Southem laurels once again in 1919 when the Commodores finished 5-1-2. During his four varsity seasons, Cody lifted Vandy to 23 victories in 35 games. Cody was named to All-America teams in 1915 and 1919. Following graduation, Cody entered coaching and directed teams at Clemson, Mercer, Vanderbilt, Florida and Temple before retiring in 1961 at the age of 67.
A teammate of Cody's once said, "He was a farm boy and he had no polish, but he was very honest and sincere. He didn't have a scholarship--we had none in those days--but he had a real job. He literally cleaned the gymnasium every day, cleaned up the locker rooms and the showers, and tended to the coal furnace, after practice."
Cody is remembered in legendary style. Teammates remember that he didn't like to wear pads, so he cut up an old quilt and sewed it into the shoulders of his jersey. His players remember his team spirit. Cody often said to his team, "If our team can't go together, we won't go." They went together. Others remember his legendary appetite. He once challenged the Georgia coach to a chicken eating contest and beat him by 11 chickens. An onlooker said, "He wasn't satisfied just to win. He just went on to a decisive victory." Friends of Cody would agree that statement applied to everything the champion attempted.
Cody died June 19, 1961 in Mt. Laurel, N.J. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1970.
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