Live moves on after the tragic passing of Sean Matti. I had an idea last night of creating a "Sean's Season" T-shirt for sale in the site shop with the proceeds going to something awesome, but I lack the design skills to pull that off. As usual, it is a big idea that I have of seeing hundreds of these on gamedays, especially senior day, but I know it may not come to fruition.
In the meantime, our countdown to Purdue football continues with another offensive lineman.
Cody Davis - So. (RS)
Hometown: Spring, TX (Klein Oak HS)
6'5" 277 pounds
2011 Projection: Offensive line reserve
Davis was a member of Danny Hope's first recruiting class and redshirted while practicing at defensive tackle. His size clearly has him as an interior lineman, so he flipped to the other side of the ball last year.
He comes to us from suburban Houston, where he was selected to play in the Space City Classic after his senior year. He finished his career with 107 tackles, eight sacks, four pass breakups, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions, and a pair of defensive touchdowns. That's quite the active state line for a defensive tackle. He was also an academic all-District selection during his final two years in school.
He had one game in which he really stood out during his senior season, making him the Houston Chronicle's player of the week. In a game against Klein Forest he had 10 tackles, forced a fumble, and picked off two passes that he returned for touchdowns in a 34-6 win. I wouldn't count him out as a player that eventually sees the field. He comes from a school that is used to putting players in the collegiate ranks.
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