Cornerback Tay Cody comes in at No. 34 as we continue our countdown of the top-75 players in Florida State history. Cody was known as one of the most physical corners in college football during his time as a Seminole. He was named a first team freshman All-American by Sporting News in 1997 as a backup corner. He stepped into a starting role in 1998 and started every game after that. His senior year he made a big leap forward with 7 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 52 tackles, and 6 tackles for loss. He was named a consensus All-American that year. He finished his career with 13 interceptions, 29 pass break ups, and 192 tackles.
Cody was drafted in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. He played in the NFL for three years before going to the CFL for four more years.
He will be inducted into the Florida State Hall of Fame this season.
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