During his football career at Western, Cody earned three letters for the Warriors and was the 2002 linebacker for the district championship team. As a senior, Cody had a 10-1 record as linebacker and fullback. After graduating from Western, Cody went on to play at Bowling Green State University from 2005 to 2009. As BGSU, Cody was the co-captain senior year, started in all 13 games and led his team with 85 tackles. In 2009, Cody also earned the Orange Helmet award and the Captain’s Award.