26 - Cody Grimm Position: Linebacker
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 206 lbs.
High School: Oakton
Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
photo A top-notch special teams player who is also hoping to make a mark at whip linebacker ... Has a nose for the football and a good football IQ ... Led the team in tackles on kickoffs last season with 10 ... Also started on the return teams for kickoff and punts ... Shows good speed and quickness ... Got some reps at linebacker during spring practice, but needs to develop a little more consistency ... Traded the No. 2 spot on the depth chart back-and-forth with Cam Martin throughout the spring ... Will continue to battle for some playing time there when practice resumes.

2006: A starter on three different special team units ... Was in on 13 special teams plays in the opener with Northeastern ... Made a tackle on a kickoff at UNC ... Leveled a Duke return man ... Got 11 special teams plays in the Cincinnati game and 11 more versus Georgia Tech ... Posted two tackles on special teams against Southern Miss ... Was in on a special team tackle versus Clemson ... Added another tackle in the Kent State game, playing 14 plays on special teams ... Had a tackle and played 15 special team plays at Wake Forest ... Made two tackles on returns against Virginia ... Ended the season with 10 total tackles ... Showed some improvement during spring strength and conditioning tests ... Was in on five tackles in the team's first spring scrimmage.

2005: Redshirted while working on the scout team as a whip linebacker ... Was in on five tackles during the spring game.

High School: Lettered three years in football as a strong safety for Coach Joe Thompson ... Earned first-team all-state and Northern Region Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior ... Finished senior season with 127 tackles, seven interceptions and three sacks ... Caught 17 passes for 278 yards and six touchdowns as a wide receiver ... Also lettered three times in lacrosse and led team to three state championships.

Personal: Cody James Grimm ... Born 2/26/87 in Fairfax, VA ... Son of Russ and Karen Grimm ... Father was a member of the Washington Redskins, earning Pro Bowl honors in four consecutive seasons ... Brother Chad played at Tech ... Enrolled in university studies.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2003 8 3 0 3 0-0 0-0
2005 4 0 1 1 0-0 0-0
2006 13 5 5 10 0-0 0-0
2007 14 16 11 27 0-0 0-0
2008 12 44 55 99 9.5-27 3-13
Career 51 68 72 140 9.5-27 3-13