26 - Cody Grimm Position: Linebacker
Class: r-Junior
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 207 lbs.
High School: Oakton
Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
photo An experienced player with a great feel for the game ... Gives the Hokies a real boost at whip linebacker and on special teams ... Was one of Tech's leaders in special team plays and tackles last season ... Worked on five different units ... Holds down the No. 2 spot at whip linebacker ... Made his first defensive start in the home loss to BC in 2007 ... Played an important role in the ACC Championship game ... An excellent tackler with a nose for the football ... Has a knack for slipping blocks and reading screens ... Figures to be on the field a lot this fall.

2007: Was one of eight players to make all six of his strength and conditioning goals ... Started on three special team units in the opener against ECU ... Saw action on 15 defensive snaps at whip linebacker and 15 special team plays during the LSU game, picking up two tackles ... Worked 16 special team plays and six more on defense in the Ohio game ... Was in for 53 plays against W&M, including 40 at whip linebacker ... Contributed three tackles in that game ... Graded high on 19 special team plays at Clemson ... Played 12 snaps at linebacker against Duke and 19 plays on special teams ... Collected five tackles ... Picked up his first collegiate start against BC and played 21 snaps at whip with three tackles ... Had two tackles on 20 special team plays against FSU ... Picked up two tackles on special teams against Miami ... Finished out the ACC title game at whip against BC when Cam Martin was injured ... Played 20 downs and was in on three tackles ... Added another tackle on special teams ... Was in on six tackles against Kansas ... Finished the season with 27 total tackles ... Turned in the second-best NFL shuttle time (1.89) on the team during off-season testing ... Turned in seven tackles during one spring scrimmage and five in another ... Led all tacklers in the Maroon-White game with five.

2006: A starter on three different special team units ... Was in on 13 special team plays in the opener with Northeastern ... Made a tackle on a kickoff at UNC ... Leveled a Duke return man ... Got 11 special team 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 his 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 apparel, housing and resource management.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
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 39 65 71 136 9.5-27 3-13