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.