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Josh Cody


Joshua Crittenden Cody

Inducted 1970

Date of Birth



Franklin, TN


Vanderbilt University (1914-1917)


Southern football was gaining national prominence and Vanderbilt University was the South's leading team. Hall of Fame head coach Dan McGugin had fashioned one of the most potent offensive units in football and his best lineman was a 225-pound tackle named Josh Cody. Josh was a sure tackler and fierce blocker who helped the Commodores score 1099 points in 35 games over his four-season varsity career. Vandy exceeded 50 points in eight games and once scored 100 points. Cody was an All-Southern honoree in three of those four seasons. He came to Vandy in 1914 when the Vandy program hit a low with just two victories in eight games. Then Vandy caught fire, posting 9-1-0 and 7-1-1 records over the next two campaigns, establishing its program as one of the best teams in the South. The only losses came at the hands of Virginia, in 1915; and Tennessee, in 1916. World War I interrupted Josh's collegiate football career, but he returned to capture All-Southern laurels once again in 1919 when the Commodores finished 5-1-2. Cody was an All-America in both 1915 and 1919.. Following graduation, Cody entered coaching and directed teams at Clemson, Mercer, Vanderbilt, Florida, and Temple.


Height 6'4

Weight 225

Career Highlights

  • 1919 Second Team All-America
  • 1915 Third Team All-America
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