An exceptional wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL), Cody Latimer has been in the spotlight since 2014 as a result of his roles in the football league. The NFL star, like most of his contemporaries, began playing football at a very young age and also had the opportunity of showing off his skills before both local and international audiences right from high school.
Today, Latimer stands out as a promising young footballer with a lot of accomplishments ahead of him. Cody is already on his way to immense stardom and if he continues to impress the world, we are certain he will definitely secure a place for himself on the list of successful players of all time.
Being a phenomenal footballer, Latimer’s professional timeline and personal life have always been subjects of interest to his overwhelming fans. While many people only know him as a talented player, only a few actually know him outside the football field. It is for this reason that Wikiace brings to you lesser-known facts about Cody Latimer. Keep reading to find them all!
Cody Latimer’s Biography
The New York Giants jersey No. 12 player was born on the 10th day of October 1992, in Dayton, Ohio, in the United States, to Tonya Dunson (mother) and Colby Latimer (father), who named him Cody Derek Latimer after his birth.
The only child of his parents, Latimer inherited his athletic genes from his father who was a popular footballer at Bowling Green State University in the 80s. While growing up, his father, Colby, was not part of his life rather the NFL player was raised single-handedly by his mother, who was divorced from her husband when Cody was a toddler.
Latimer’s father only found his way back to his life after he (Colby) was diagnosed with colon cancer. He finally lost his battle with cancer in 2005, leaving behind Cody, his mother, and other family members to mourn him.
Born to a father who was good at both football and basketball, his father thought Cody would pursue a career at the National Basketball Association (NBA) but his mother kept encouraging him to play football. In the long run, Latimer’s love and passion for the oval leather ball overshadowed his dad’s wishes. However, when he is not on the football field, he shares his free time between basketball, baseball, and track sports.
Cody Derek Lamiter started playing organized football at Jefferson Township High School, Dayton, Ohio, where he excelled among his contemporaries, hauling in six touchdowns and 42 catches for 722 yards. He also gained 372 rushing yards, 27 carries in just 8 games and six touchdowns as a senior, leading to his selection to the first team all-conference. On the defensive line, Cody was not found wanting as well as he turned out 4 interceptions (one score), two fumbles, and 89 tackles. Upon graduation, Jefferson listed Latimer as the 49th best wide receiver prospect of his class.
The NFL star’s college career began in 2011 and came to an end in 2013. His stint with the Indiana University was productive as well as he recorded massive success, including starting 24 of 32 games with 135 receptions 17 touchdowns and 2,042 yards.
Cody Latimer NFL Career
Cody Latimer stormed the National Football League (NFL) in the year 2014, shortly after his junior season. He was drafted as the 56th overall in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos football team. Cody was the 10th wide receiver to be picked by Broncos, which went on to sign a four-year deal worth $3.70 million with him on June 2, 2014. As gathered, the contract also came with a signing bonus worth $1.01 million and $2.02 million guaranteed.
While his stint at Denver lasted, Latimer featured in four seasons with the team. He also played with the team in their 24–10 victory against the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl 50 tournament on February 7, 2016. His fourth season with Broncos ended with two touchdowns in eleven games, 19 receptions for 287 receiving yards as well as eight kick returns for 190-yards in 2017.
Cody currently represents the New York Giants in the NFL after he successfully signed with the football team on March 19, 2018. As of 2017, his career statistics at NFL is detailed as follows – Receiving Yards: 445, Receptions: 35, and Receiving touchdowns: 3 while his career awards and highlights include – Super Bowl Champion (50), Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (2012), and Second-team All-Big Ten (2013).
Body Stats: Height & Weight
Cody Latimer is not only gifted with strong hands and body, he also has an impressive height and weight which many consider as a great advantage to his fast-growing career. The footballer stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches which is equivalent to 1.88 in metric units while his weight is put at 215 lbs or 98 kilograms. Other details about his body measurements are not listed online.