Terrence “Mount” Cody, who anchored the Alabama defensive line for two seasons, was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens with the 57th overall pick in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft.
Cody had a larger than life presence during his tenure at Alabama, endearing himself to the Tide faithful with his massive size and even larger personality. Prior to his arrival in Tuscaloosa, Cody was a 2007 Junior College All-American. He went on to earn All-SEC and All-American honors in both seasons as the Alabama nose tackle. Cody was named a finalist for the Lombardi, Bednarik and Nagurski Awards in 2009. The Alabama defense did not allow any rusher to reach the 100 yard mark during Cody’s two seasons.
During Alabama’s 2009 march to the BCS national championship, Cody was consistently double teamed by opposing offensive lines. His presence in the center of the Tide’s front forced teams to essentially abandon attempts to run the ball inside. Despite only totaling 51 tackles over two seasons, the impact that Cody had on games was clear. His Alabama career was highlighted by two blocked field goals against Tennessee which kept the Tide’s perfect record and championship hopes in tact.
As rookie in 2010, Cody saw limited action in 13 games for the Baltimore Ravens and battled nagging injuries. The slimmed down “Mount” Cody, who was listed below 350 pounds, recorded 13 total tackles in his first NFL season. While only playing limited downs, flashes of the dominance that he displayed at Alabama were seen.