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2004 All Star West

 

Cody Back

Center

6’4" 255 lbs.

High School Coach: Ron Reardon

High School, Class: Sturgis, B

College: Undecided

 

Cody was a three-year varsity award winner and starter. As a sophomore he started as right offensive tackle and played a limited amount of defense. As a junior he started as right offensive guard. For his accomplishments during the year he was named First Team All Conference at that position. He also started as a defensive tackle his junior year, and was recognized as honorable mention. At the height of his career as a senior, he started as right guard and moved to center in the second game. Offensively, during his senior year, he was named First Team All State and First Team All Conference. He also started as an outside linebacker and was moved to defensive tackle in his second game. He received First Team All Conference at that defensive position. His team named him Most Valuable Lineman two years in a row. He was also named a captain his senior year.

 

Cody has also received recognition as a varsity basketball player, varsity track participant, and an active member of the Centreville FFA chapter. In basketball he played the center position, and in track he competed in the shot put and discus events.

 

Cody thanked his parents for, "being behind me all the way through high school." He also thanked all his friends for supporting and cheering him on through everything he has done. "I couldn’t have done it without all of you." He thanked, "most of all," his coaches, Coach Reardon, Simonson, Northrop, Lamb, Matt Keim, Bill Keim, Dove, Golden, and Smith, "for giving me the opportunity to show everyone what I could do." He also thanked the athletic training staff for helping him get back on the field or the court after minor injuries, and "I couldn’t thank James "Doc" Lioy enough for all the training and hard work that he has put me through and all the advice. I really couldn’t have done anything without the help and the encouragement of the coaches and athletic trainers."

 

Awards

All Conference Honorable Mention Defense, 2002

All Conference 1st Team Offense, 2002 and 2003

All Conference 1st Team Defense, 2003

All State 1st Team, Detroit Free Press, 2003



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