BILL CODY TO BE INDUCTED INTO
THE STATE OF ALABAMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Editor's Note: This is the third of eight stories on the Class of 2014 Inductees.
BIRMINGHAM – The former Auburn All-American Bill Cody will be one of eight to be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
A native of Greenwood, MS, Cody played collegiately at Auburn University. He was All-SEC three consecutive years (1963, ’64 &’65). He was the UPI Defensive Player of the year in the SEC 1965. He was selected as an All-American Linebacker in 1965; as well as an Academic All-American. He played in the 1963 Orange Bowl and the 1965 Liberty Bowl. He was named to the Birmingham Post-Herald Auburn Team of the ‘60s; and was selected to play in the 1966 Senior Bowl.
He played in the NFL with the Detroit Lions (1966), New Orleans Saints (1967-70) and the Philadelphia Eagles (1972). He served as a Team Captain for the Saints and the Eagles.
Other members of the ASHOF Class of 2014 include: Ruthie Bolton (Basketball), Red Cochran (posthumously) (Football), Eli Gold (Broadcasting), Travis Grant (Basketball), Walter Jones (Football) David Magadan (Baseball), Major Ogilvie (Football); along with Distinguished Alabama Sportsmen Dr. Kennith Blankenship and Charles Kelley.
For ticket information to the May17th Induction Banquet at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, call the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame at 205-323-6665.