An instinctive player who really came on strong over the second half of the 2008 season … Made a lot of key plays while sharing time with Cam Martin at whip linebacker … Ranked third on the team in tackles despite starting just one game … Was second in tackles for loss (14) and tied for second in sacks (7.5) … Was the team’s leading tackler over the last six games … Also excelled on special teams, playing more than 210 plays … Combines a great sense of timing with an outstanding understanding of the game … Is savvy in pass defense … Plays at a high level … Will be looked to for a big senior season.
2008: Had 71 tackles on the season, including 14 for losses of 75 total yards … His 7.5 sacks tied for second on the squad … Also tied for fifth on the team in QB hurries with seven and forced two fumbles … Served as the personal protector on the punt team and started on three special team units … Had four tackles during the ECU game, including one behind the line … Also made a tackle inside the 20 on a kickoff … Had 19 plays on special teams in the Furman game to go with 31 on defense … Posted five total tackles … Started and contributed his first interception in the win over Georgia Tech … Was in on three tackles … Played 22 defensive downs at UNC, contributing a sack and a second tackle for loss among his five tackles … Got 20 plays on defense and 18 on special teams at Nebraska … Had four tackles, including a sack, during the WKU game … Contributed six tackles at BC while playing 35 defensive downs and 16 special team plays … Recorded two sacks and shared another tackle for loss during the FSU game … Picked up two more tackles for loss in the Maryland game, including a sack … Finished with seven tackles, including a couple on kickoff returns … Led the team with eight tackles, including two for losses, at Miami … Tied for tops on the team with eight tackles in the Duke game … Had a QB hurry and a pair of tackles versus UVa … Led the team with eight tackles, including 2.5 for loss, in the ACC championship game against BC … Had five total tackles against Cincinnati in the Orange Bowl along with a sack, another TFL and an interception … Earned Iron Hokie honors during the off-season program, posting a 390-pound front squat and a 326-pound clean … Earned the Moseley Award for hustle during off-season workouts and spring practice … Contributed two tackles in the Maroon-White game.
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 (residential property management).
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