12  Cody Purdie
Cody Purdie

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
New Bern

High School:
New Bern

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 189

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
HS


Officially enrolled early at ECU in January of 2014, thus signed a grant-in-aid with the program instead of a letter-of-intent (per NCAA policy) ... Joined the Pirates for spring drills and netted a pair of stops during the first scrimmage on March 31 ... Added a solo tackle during the Purple-Gold Game two weeks later on April 12.

High School: A three-year starter for coach Bobby Curlings and his New Bern Bears ... Experienced action on both sides of the ball, lining up at running back on offense and at linebacker on defense ... Most of his contributions for NBHS's 9-4 squad in 2013 were on offense as he rushed for a team-high 1,317 yards and 11 touchdowns on 180 carries (7.32 ypr) ... Hauled in six catches for 123 yards ... Long single-play efforts were a 59-yard run and a 41-yard reception during senior campaign ... Helped lead Bears to a perfect 15-0 mark and state 4-A title as a junior, primarily playing defense ... Logged 143 stops, including 10 sacks and 20 tackles for lost yardage, as a linebacker ... Also rushed for 177 yards and eight TDs on 28 attempts as the unit's top short-yardage back ...Forced a fumble on a third-quarter blitz that was considered a momentum changer during New Bern's 39-38 win over Porter Ridge in the state title contest ... Reportedly turned in a time of 4.99 in the 40-yard dash according to ESPN.com ... Other strength and conditioning testing numbers include a 4.31 clip in the 20-yard shuttle and a 35.0" vertical jump ... Committed to East Carolina on June 12.

Personal: Full name is Codondrea Purdie.