12  Cody Purdie
Cody  Purdie

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
New Bern

High School:
New Bern

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 191

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
1L


Hopes to bounce back from an idle off-season and compete for depth chart placement in the secondary and on special teams during preseason camp ... Could not take advantage of development opportunity in the spring because of medical reasons ... Also did not participate in strength and conditioning testing phase ... Displayed plenty of athleticism and agility when on-the-field talents were visible ... Officially enrolled early at ECU in January of 2014, thus did complete one spring campaign.

2014: Played in four games as a true freshman -- Virginia Tech, North Carolina, SMU and USF ... Collected two tackles, both solo, as a special teams performer (kickoff coverage unit) ... Logged first collegiate stop in ECU's inaugural American Athletic Conference contest vs. SMU at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... Followed up with another hit a week later at USF ... Signed with the Pirate program in February.

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 ... Committed to East Carolina on June 12.

Personal: Full name is Co'Dondrea T. Purdie ... Has not formally declared a major.