Cody Balogh

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Cody Balogh
No. 79
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-02-14) February 14, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth: Fort Benning, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Steilacoom (WA)
College: Montana
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Big Sky (2007)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: --
Games started: --
Fumble recoveries: --
Player stats at NFL.com

Cody Balogh (born February 14, 1986) is a former American football offensive lineman. He was signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Montana.

Early years[edit]

Cody was first-team all-conference at Steilacoom High School, in Steilacoom, Washington, on both offense and defense in both his junior and senior years, respectively. He was named a first-team all-state by the Tacoma News Tribune and participated in the Washington All-Star Game as a senior. He also was a two-year starter in basketball and played on a team that was ranked No. 2 in the state his senior year.[1]

College career[edit]

Cody attended the University of Montana, where he was a four-year letterwinner (2004–07). He started the final 41 games of his college career. He was an honorable mention all-Big Sky as a senior, starting all 12 games, 11 while playing at left tackle, and 1 while playing at left guard. He served as the Grizzlies captain as Montana went 11-0 and won the Big Sky title. He was also selected as the Paul Weskamp Award winner, which is given annually to Montana’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman. He was named a third-team All-American by The Sports Network as a junior, and started all 14 games at left tackle and was a first-team all-Big Sky selection. He also helped lead the Grizzlies to a 10-1 regular season record (only losing an away game to the Iowa Hawkeyes), a Big Sky Championship, and an appearance in the National Semifinals. As a sophomore, Balogh started all 12 games helping the Grizzlies to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, but the Grizzlies fell in the first round. Balogh started the final 3 games of his freshman season, including the quarterfinal, semifinal and Division 1-AA Championship Game which Montana lost, 31-21, to James Madison.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Balogh was undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft. In May 2008, Balogh tried out for the Chicago Bears in their annual rookie minicamp following the draft.[3] After the rookie minicamp, Balogh was signed as an undrafted free agent.[4] His arrival on the scene was considered a "nice surprise" by the Chicago Sun-Times.[5]

After spending his rookie season on the practice squad, Balogh was re-signed to a future contract on December 29, 2008. Cody was waived on Sept 5th cutdown to the 53 man regular season roster.

Personal[edit]

Cody is the son of Steven and Patricia Balogh. In college, he majored in health and human performance.[6]

He receives frequent shout-outs on PA Exam Prep Review Podcast (See Headaches).

References[edit]

  1. ^ *"Former Steilacoom High player Cody Balogh reports to Chicago Bears training camp", The Suburban Times, Nancy Covert, May 8, 2008
  2. ^ Montana Grizzlies Official Athletic Site
  3. ^ Chicago Bears Newsroom "Bears agree to terms with 10 undrafted free agents" Larry Mayer, April 28, 2008
  4. ^ National Football League Cody Balough
  5. ^ Chicago Sun Times "Inside the Bears", Brad Biggs, August 25, 2008
  6. ^ The Missoulian "Meet: Cody Balogh: UM's Balogh adjusts to Saturdays off"

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