Jim Coode

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Jim Coode
No. 60
Date of birth: (1951-10-22)October 22, 1951
Place of birth: Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Date of death: 1987 (aged 1980–1981)
Career information
CFL status: International
Position(s): OT
Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight: 260 lb (120 kg)
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 7 / Pick: 173
Drafted by: Atlanta Falcons
As player:
1974-1980 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 1978
CFL East All-Star: 1976, 1978
Awards: 1978 - CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award
1980 - Tom Pate Memorial Award
Honors: 1976 - Grey Cup champion
Retired #s: Ottawa Rough Riders #60

James Coode (October 22, 1951 - June 1987[1]) was a Canadian football offensive lineman who played seven seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Ottawa Rough Riders. He played college football at the University of Michigan. He was a part of the Rough Riders' Grey Cup victory in 1976. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 1978.

Coode died in June 1987 of ALS. He was diagnosed with the disease in 1979, and played one more season after the diagnosis.