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Cody Balogh
No. 79     Free Agent
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-02-14) February 14, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Fort Benning, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
College: Montana
Undrafted in 2008
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Big Sky (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week Week 17, 2008
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Stats at NFL.com

Cody Balogh (born February 14, 1986 in Fort Benning, Georgia) is a free agent offensive lineman. He was signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Montana.

Early yearsEdit

Cody was first-team all-conference at Steilacoom High School, in Steilacoom, WA on both offense and defense in both his junior and senior years, respectively. He was named a first-team all-state by the Tacoma News Tribune and participated in the Washington All-Star Game as a senior. He also was a two-year starter in basketball and played on a team that was ranked No. 2 in the state his senior year.[1]

College careerEdit

Cody attended the University of Montana, where he was a four-year letterwinner (2004–07). He started the final 41 games of his college career. He was an honorable mention all-Big Sky as a senior, starting all 12 games, 11 while playing at left tackle, and 1 while playing at left guard. He served as the Grizzlies captain as Montana went 11-0 and won the Big Sky title. He was also selected as the Paul Weskamp Award winner, which is given annually to Montana’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman. He was named a third-team All-American by The Sports Network as a junior, and started all 14 games at left tackle and was a first-team all-Big Sky selection. He also helped lead the Grizzlies to a 10-1 regular season record (only losing an away game to the Iowa Hawkeyes), a Big Sky Championship, and an appearance in the National Semifinals. As a sophomore, Balogh started all 12 games helping the Grizzlies to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, but the Grizzlies fell in the first round. Balogh started the final 3 games of his freshman season, including the quarterfinal, semifinal and Division 1-AA Championship Game which Montana lost, 31-21, to James Madison.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Chicago BearsEdit

Balogh was undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft. In May 2008, Balogh tried out for the Bears in their annual rookie minicamp following the Draft.[3] After the rookie minicamp, Balogh was signed as an undrafted free agent.[4] His arrival on the scene was considered a "nice surprise" by the Chicago Sun-Times.[5]

After spending his rookie season on the practice squad, Balogh was re-signed to a future contract on December 29, 2008. Cody was waived on Sept 5th cutdown to the 53 man regular season roster.

PersonalEdit

Cody is the son of Steven and Patricia Balogh. In college, he majored in health and human performance.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. *"Former Steilacoom High player Cody Balogh reports to Chicago Bears training camp", The Suburban Times, Nancy Covert, May 8, 2008
  2. Montana Grizzlies Official Athletic Site
  3. Chicago Bears Newsroom "Bears agree to terms with 10 undrafted free agents" Larry Mayer, April 28, 2008
  4. National Football League Cody Balough
  5. Chicago Sun Times "Inside the Bears", Brad Biggs, August 25, 2008
  6. The Missoulian "Meet: Cody Balogh: UM's Balogh adjusts to Saturdays off"

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