Third-year sophomore offensive lineman... slated to be the starting center entering the fall, but will be pushed by Clayton Stadnik... could also play guard... listed on the Rimington Award preseason Watch List, which recognizes the nation's outstanding center... has made six career starts.
2013: Redshirt freshman offensive lineman who filled the big shoes left by T.J. Johnson at the center position... totaled six starts... made his first career start in the season opener against North Carolina... injured his right foot in the contest and was not able to play at Georgia or against Vanderbilt... returned to the starting lineup at UCF... did not play against Kentucky or Arkansas due to an ankle injury... re-aggravated the ankle injury in practice leading to the Tennessee game and did not make the trip to Knoxville or Missouri and did not dress against Mississippi State... finally returned to the starting lineup against Florida and started the final four games... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... recognized as the Most Improved Freshman on offense during the spring at the 2013 spring game.
2012: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-time all-state selection at Armwood High in Seffner, Fla., graduating in 2012.. coached by Sean Callahan... helped the Hawks to a 15-0 record and a Class 6A state title as a senior... team finished third nationally in USA Today's poll... first-team All-Hillsborough County as a junior, according to the Tampa Tribune... named to the Super 75 by the Florida Times-Union... selected to the 2011 Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile (Ala.) Register... ranked 36th among the Gainesville Sun Florida's Top 50 prospects... was the state's No. 40 prospect according to FlaVarsity.com... was a three-star prospect, the nation's 16th-best guard and the 47th-best player in the state by Rivals.com... rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 37th-best offensive guard by Scout.com... a three-star recruit, the nation's 33rd-best guard and the 70th-best player in the state according to ESPN.com... a three-star recruit, the nation's second-best center and the 55th-best player in Florida by 247Sports.com... the PrepStar All-American committed to Carolina over Georgia... had offers from Florida State, North Carolina and Tennessee among others.
PERSONAL: Cody Waldrop was born July 8, 1993... is a criminal justice major at South Carolina.