CODY WELLS
Outside Linebacker
2003-2007
Belleview, FL
Biography
A standout running back and safety at Belleview, Wells was second team all-state as a junior in 2001 and all-area and all-state in 2002. His older brother Kolby signed with Michigan as a linebacker in 2001. Wells picked the Gamecocks over South Florida and Central Florida. He had 13 interceptions, including a state-leading nine in 2000, and 18 punt returns for touchdowns in his high school career. Wells redshirted as a freshman and then was the top backup to senior Rod Wilson at the “Apache” position in 2004 while recording several tackles in special teams coverage. He started against Central Florida and Kentucky in 2005. He had 9 tackles, 2 for losses and a sack in the opener against UCF and forced a fumble against Kentucky. He suffered a knee injury against Arkansas and missed the last two regular season games. Wells started seven games as a junior and made two big plays in a close game against Wofford on the Terriers’ final drive – he had a sack and then later recovered a fumble and returned it 44 yards to ice the Gamecock win with 29 seconds left in the game. He also had tackles for loss against Arkansas, Kentucky and Mississippi State. Wells suffered a torn biceps injury and missed the last three games of 2006. As a senior he backed up Cliff Matthews at weak-side linebacker. He had 6 tackles in his final regular season game (vs. Clemson). A three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member (2004 through 2006), Wells is now in sales in Ocala, Florida.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Belleview Belleview, FL

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
2003 Fall 2003 25 FS 5-11 180 Fr
2003 Alabama-Birmingham 2003 25 FS 5-11 180 Fr
2003 Final 2003 25 FS 5-11 180 Fr 0 0
2004 Spring 2004 25 FS 5-11 180 RFr
2004 Fall 2004 25 OLB 5-11 185 RFr 0 0
2005 Fall 2005 24 OLB 5-11 203 So 2 2
2006 Spring 2006 24 OLB 5-11 212 Jr
2006 2006 Spring Game 24 OLB 5-11 212 Jr
2006 Fall 2006 24 OLB 5-11 212 Jr 8 7
2007 Spring 2007 24 LB 5-10 217 Sr
2007 Fall 2007 24 LB 5-11 218 Sr 0 0
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
9/4/04 vs Vanderbilt Apache 2nd String
9/18/04 vs South Florida Apache 2nd String
10/9/04 vs Mississippi Apache 2nd String
9/11/05 vs Georgia Outside Linebacker 2nd String
9/18/05 vs Alabama Outside Linebacker 2nd String
9/24/05 vs Troy Outside Linebacker 2nd String
10/1/05 vs Auburn Outside Linebacker 2nd String
10/8/05 vs Kentucky Outside Linebacker 2nd String
Official Pre-Spring 2006 Outside Linebacker Starter
10/7/2006 vs. Kentucky Outside Linebacker Starter
2007 Official Pre-Spring Depth Chart StrongSide Linebacker 4th String
9/1/2007 vs. La.-Lafayette WeakSide Linebacker 3rd String
9/8/07 vs. Georgia WeakSide Linebacker 2nd String
9/29/2007 vs Mississippi State WeakSide Linebacker 2nd String
10/13/07 vs. North Carolina WeakSide Linebacker 2nd String
11/24/07 vs. Clemson WeakSide Linebacker 2nd String
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Honors
AwardYear
2004 Academic All-SEC
Recruiting Rankings and Honors
SourcePositionRank
Rivals.com S 22
Defense
YearSoloAstTklTFLSacksIntPBUQBHFRFFBK
2004 2 7 9 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 11 20 31 3.5 2.0 1 0 0 1 0
2006 17 6 23 3.5 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
2007 24 11 35 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Tot 54 44 98 8.0 3.0 1 0 1 1 0
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
2005-09-01 Central Florida Outside Linebacker
2005-10-08 Kentucky Outside Linebacker
2006-08-31 Mississippi State WeakSide Linebacker
2006-09-09 Georgia WeakSide Linebacker
2006-09-29 Auburn Outside Linebacker
2006-10-07 Kentucky Outside Linebacker
2006-10-21 Vanderbilt Outside Linebacker
2006-10-28 Tennessee Outside Linebacker
2006-11-04 Arkansas Outside Linebacker
Game Defensive Stats
DateOpponentSOLOASTTKLTFLSKFFFRPBUQBHIPLCDPLRZPLIPP
2006-08-31 Mississippi State 1 1 2 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2006-09-09 Georgia 1 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2006-09-16 Wofford 3 0 3 1.0 1.0 0 1 0 0
2006-11-04 Arkansas 5 1 6 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
Defense - Sacks
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
2005 2005-09-01 Central Florida 3 7 USC 17 Steven Moffett sacked for loss of 2 (Cody Wells)
2005 2005-10-08 Kentucky 2 10 UKY 30 Andre Woodson sacked for loss of 6 (Cody Wells)
Defense - Tackles For Loss
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
2005 2005-09-01 Central Florida 1 10 USC 48 Steven Moffett rush for loss of 1 (Cody Wells)
2005 2005-10-22 Vanderbilt 2 13 VAN 10 Jeff Jennings rush for loss of 2 (Orus Lambert, Cody Wells)
2006 2006-08-31 Mississippi State 2 1 MST 43 B.Thornton rush for loss of 7 (Cody Wells)
2006 2006-09-16 Wofford 2 8 WOF 47 Josh Collier sacked for loss of 3 (Cody Wells)
2006 2006-10-07 Kentucky 2 2 USC 36 Rafael Little rush for loss of 1 (Jasper Brinkley, Cody Wells)
2006 2006-11-04 Arkansas 1 10 USC 22 Felix Jones rush for loss of 4 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-09-29 Mississippi State 1 10 MST 31 Anthony Dixon rush for loss of 1 (Cody Wells, Eric Norwood)
2007 2007-11-03 Arkansas 2 7 ARK 39 Darren McFadden rush for loss of 3 (Marque Hall, Cody Wells)
Defense - Passes Broken Up
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
2005 2005-09-24 Troy State 3 8 TRO 28 Carl Meadows pass for Toris Rutledge incomplete (Cody Wells)
Defensive Plays
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
2004 2004-09-04 Vanderbilt 3 1 USC 30 Kwame Doster rush for 3 (Cody Wells, George Gause)
2004 2004-09-04 Vanderbilt 2 1 VAN 31 Kwame Doster rush for 10 (Jermaine Harris, Cody Wells)
2004 2004-09-18 South Florida 1 10 USC 37 Andre Hall rush for 2 (Lance Laury, Cody Wells)
2005 2005-09-01 Central Florida 2 8 USC 18 Steven Moffett rush for 1 (Cody Wells, Lance Laury)
2005 2005-09-01 Central Florida 2 4 UCF 15 Jason Peters rush for 3 (Cody Wells)
2005 2005-09-01 Central Florida 1 10 UCF 36 Kevin Smith rush for 2 (Cody Wells, Ko Simpson)
2005 2005-09-01 Central Florida 2 8 UCF 38 Darcy Johnson, 9-yd pass from Steven Moffett (Cody Wells)
2005 2005-09-01 Central Florida 3 1 USC 32 Jason Peters rush for 1 (Cody Wells)
2005 2005-09-01 Central Florida 2 8 USC 29 Jason Peters rush for 4 (Ryan Brown, Cody Wells)
2005 2005-09-01 Central Florida 1 10 USC 17 Jason Peters rush for 4 (Cody Wells)
2005 2005-09-10 Georgia 1 10 USC 15 Thomas Brown rush for 10 (Cody Wells, Tremaine Tyler)
2005 2005-09-17 Alabama 2 5 ALA 40 Kenneth Darby rush for 8 (Ko Simpson, Cody Wells)
2005 2005-09-24 Troy State 3 13 TRO 42 Joel Whinghter rush for 9 (Cody Wells, Jerod June)
2005 2005-10-01 Auburn 2 5 USC 15 Kenny Irons, 14-yd pass from Brandon Cox (Ko Simpson, Cody Wells; Ricardo Hurley QBH)
2005 2005-10-01 Auburn 2 10 USC 36 Brad Lester over right tackle for 7 (Marque Hall, Cody Wells, Dustin Lindsey)
2005 2005-10-01 Auburn 2 9 AUB 20 Kenny Irons rush over right guard for 13 (Johnathan Joseph, Cody Wells)
2005 2005-10-01 Auburn 2 10 AUB 33 Devon Aromashodu, 18-yd pass from Brandon Cox (Cody Wells, Tremaine Tyler)
2005 2005-10-01 Auburn 2 10 50 Brad Lester up the middle for 2 (Cody Wells, Tremaine Tyler)
2005 2005-10-01 Auburn 1 10 USC 30 Brad Lester up the middle for no gain (Charles Silas, Cody Wells)
2005 2005-10-08 Kentucky 1 10 USC 33 Arliss Beach rush for 9 (Ko Simpson, Cody Wells)
2005 2005-10-08 Kentucky 2 7 UKY 48 Rafael Little rush for 15 (Fred Bennett, Cody Wells)
2005 2005-10-08 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 44 Arliss Beach rush for 10 (Cody Wells, Lance Laury)
2005 2005-10-08 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 22 Arliss Beach rush for 5, fumble, forced by (Cody Wells) recovered by (Stoney Woodson)
2005 2005-10-22 Vanderbilt 2 15 USC 33 Jay Cutler rush for 4 (Jordin Lindsey, Cody Wells)
2005 2005-11-05 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 32 Darren McFadden over right guard for 4 (Ko Simpson, Cody Wells) - AR holding
2005 2005-11-05 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 11 Darren McFadden rush over left guard for 1 (Cody Wells, Ryan Brown)
2005 2005-12-30 Missouri 3 21 USC 23 Martin Rucker, 19 yds on crossing pass from Brad Smith (Dakota Walker, Cody Wells)
2006 2006-08-31 Mississippi State 1 10 MST 22 Anthony Dixon rush for 5 (Emanuel Cook, Cody Wells)
2006 2006-09-09 Georgia 1 10 UGA 30 Kregg Lumpkin rush for 9 (Cody Wells, Greg Wright)
2006 2006-09-16 Wofford 1 10 USC 41 Josh Collier rush for 3 (Cody Wells)
2006 2006-09-16 Wofford 2 8 USC 26 Dane Romero rush for 4 (Cody Wells)
2006 2006-09-16 Wofford 4 6 USC 10 Josh Collier rush for loss of 4, fumble, forced by (Dakota Walker), recovered by (Cody Wells), returned 44 yards (Kevious Johnson tackle)
2006 2006-09-29 Auburn 1 10 AUB 20 Kenny Irons rush for 5 (Cody Wells), end of first half
2006 2006-09-29 Auburn 1 10 USC 36 Kenny Irons rush for 4 (Cody Wells)
2006 2006-10-07 Kentucky 2 10 USC 44 Rafael Little rush for 2 (Cody Wells)
2006 2006-10-07 Kentucky 3 1 USC 39 Rafael Little rush for 20 (Chris Hampton, Cody Wells)
2006 2006-10-28 Tennessee 2 10 UTN 20 Bret Smith rush for 25 (Cody Wells)
2006 2006-10-28 Tennessee 2 12 UTN 43 Robert Meachem, 16-yd pass from Erik Ainge (Cody Wells)
2006 2006-10-28 Tennessee 1 10 UTN 33 Arian Foster, 6-yd pass from Erik Ainge (Cody Wells, Marvin Sapp)
2006 2006-11-04 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 25 Darren McFadden rush for 6 (Cody Wells, Joel Reaves)
2006 2006-11-04 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 39 Marcus Monk, 18-yd pass from Casey Dick (Cody Wells)
2006 2006-11-04 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 35 Felix Jones rush for 5 (Cody Wells)
2006 2006-11-04 Arkansas 1 10 USC 11 Felix Jones rush for 2 (Cody Wells)
2006 2006-11-04 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 20 Peyton Hillis, 8-yd pass from Casey Dick (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-09-22 Louisiana State 2 7 LSU 35 Jacob Hester rush for 8 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-09-29 Mississippi State 2 6 MST 19 Anthony Dixon rush for 1 (Marvin Sapp, Cody Wells)
2007 2007-09-29 Mississippi State 1 10 USC 37 Christian Ducre rush for 3 (Cody Wells, Eric Norwood)
2007 2007-09-29 Mississippi State 3 1 MST 20 Christian Ducre rush for 4 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-10-04 Kentucky 2 8 USC 8 Rafael Little rush for 4 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-10-13 North Carolina 2 5 UNC 35 Anthony Elzy up the middle for 3 (Cody Wells, Ladi Ajiboye)
2007 2007-10-13 North Carolina 1 10 UNC 33 Bobby Rome, 7-yd pass from T.J. Yates (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-10-13 North Carolina 1 10 USC 46 Johnny White rush up middle for 21 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-10-20 Vanderbilt 0 0 VAN 30 Bryan Hahnfeldt kicks off to SC 6, Chris Culliver returns 16 yards, fumble, recovered by Cody Wells
2007 2007-10-20 Vanderbilt 2 10 USC 23 Mackenzi Adams rush for no gain (Marvin Sapp, Cody Wells)
2007 2007-10-20 Vanderbilt 1 10 VAN 42 Cassen Jackson-Garrison rush for 12 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-10-20 Vanderbilt 2 13 USC 34 Jared Hawkins rush for 5 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-10-27 Tennessee 2 2 UTN 42 Arian Foster rush for 3 (Cody Wells, Joel Reaves)
2007 2007-10-27 Tennessee 2 7 USC 10 Jeff Cottam pass from Erik Ainge for no gain (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-03 Arkansas 1 10 USC 21 Darren McFadden rush for 14 (Emanuel Cook, Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-03 Arkansas 1 7 USC 7 Darren McFadden rush for 2 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-03 Arkansas 1 10 USC 43 Michael Smith rush left for 6 (Cody Wells, Marvin Sapp) - UA clipping (Nate Garner)
2007 2007-11-03 Arkansas 2 5 USC 39 Darren McFadden rush up middle for 16 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-03 Arkansas 1 10 USC 47 Darren McFadden rush for 1 (Casper Brinkley, Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-03 Arkansas 2 9 USC 46 Darren McFadden rush up middle for 35 (Captain Munnerlyn, Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-10 Florida 1 10 FLA 34 Tim Tebow rush for no gain (Casper Brinkley, Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-10 Florida 1 10 USC 34 Brandon James rush for 6 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-10 Florida 1 10 USC 20 Cornelius Ingram, 4-yd pass from Tim Tebow (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-10 Florida 1 9 USC 9 Tim Tebow rush for 1 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-24 Clemson 1 10 CLM 15 C.J. Spiller rush for 3 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-24 Clemson 2 12 CLM 24 C.J. Spiller rush for 11 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-24 Clemson 3 4 USC 34 Brian Linthicum, 7-yd pass from Cullen Harper (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-24 Clemson 2 6 USC 18 C.J. Spiller rush for 3 (Cody Wells)
2007 2007-11-24 Clemson 2 17 CLM 46 Cullen Harper rush for 3 (Cody Wells)