Cody Webster

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Cody Webster
No. --     Free Agent
Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-06-01) June 1, 1991 (age 23)
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Harrisburg (PA) Central Dauphin East
College: Purdue
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Cody Thomas Webster (born June 1, 1991) is an American football punter for the Purdue University Boilermakers football team. He holds the Purdue single-game punting yard average record. He was the 2013 Big Ten Punter of the Year.

High school career[edit]

He started for the varsity football team at Central Dauphin East High School at punter, placekicker, defensive back, quarterback and wide receiver. He was a four-time first team All-Mid Penn Conference punter,[1] and a three-time all-state selection.[2] Webster committed to Purdue on October 4, 2009.[3] Once he committed, he was projected to be the most likely Boilermaker to be a true freshman starter, because starting punter Chris Summers was graduating.[4] He signed his National Letter of Intent with Purdue on February 3, 2010.[5] Upon graduating, he was considered to be the twenty-fifth best placekicker in the national high school class of 2010 by Rivals.com and the thirty-fourth best kicker by ESPN.[6][7]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Cody Webster
K
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Central Dauphin East High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) -- Oct 4, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 73
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: -- (P)   Rivals: 25 (K)  ESPN: 34 (K)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

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College career[edit]

Webster played college football for the Purdue Boilermakers where he majored in agriculture.[8] During the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons he was the Boilermakers first team punter.[8] When Webster kicked a 79-yard punt for the 2010 Purdue team against Northwestern, it was the longest punt of his career.[9] In 2010, although true freshman Webster placed fifth in the conference in overall punting average (43.3 yards/punt).[10] He earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors during the 2010 and 2012 seasons, while also earning first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2013 and second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2011.[8] Webster lead the Big Ten in punting average as a senior.[11]

He was the 2013 Big Ten Punter of the Year.[12] He was named as Ray Guy Award finalist on November 25, 2013.[13]

NFL Career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, Webster attended the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie minicamp on a tryout.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander Angert (October 15, 2011). "Purdue punter, CD East graduate Cody Webster says 'he's been waiting to come back to Happy Valley'". www.pennlive.com. PA Media Group. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Frank Bodani (October 13, 2011). "Choice of Purdue paid off for CD East's Cody Webster". www.ydr.com. The York Daily Record. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ J. Cleezy (October 6, 2009). "Interview with Cody Webster: Committs to Play Football at Purdue". www.pennlive.com. PennLive LLC. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Travis Miller (July 24, 2010). "42 Days to Purdue Football: Cody Webster and Kevin Pamphile". www.hammerandrails.com. 2013 Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ Eric. F. Epler (February 3, 2010). "CD East punter Cody Webster jump starts LOI day". www.pennlive.com. PA Media Group. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Cody Webster". www.rivals.com. Yahoo!. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cody Webster". www.espn.go.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Cody Webster". www.purduesports.com. Purdue University. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ Spencer Neff (October 2013). "Webster Continues Stellar Season". www.purdue.247sports.com. 247Sports. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Automated ScoreBook: Leaders: 2010 Big Ten Conference Team Statistics Through games of Jan 07, 2011". BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. January 7, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Purdue’s best weapon is its punter". www.thegazette.com. The Gazette. November 6, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Purdue's Webster named Big Ten's Punter of the Year". www.floridatoday.com. Gannett. December 2, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  13. ^ Sean Morrison (November 25, 2013). "Cody Webster named finalist for Ray Guy Award". www.journalgazette.net. www.journalgazette.net. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Steelers-rookie-minicamp-kicks-off-Friday/e2c64541-41e6-438c-9073-bf1c4277ffa4

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