|Date of birth:July 9, 1973|
|Place of birth: Stephenville, Texas|
|Date of death: September 5, 2015(aged 42)|
|Place of death: Aledo, Texas|
|College: New Mexico State|
|Undrafted in 1996|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Edmonton Eskimos (1996)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|*NCAA total offense leader (1995)|
|Comp. / Att.||94 / 208|
Cody Ledbetter (July 9, 1973 – September 5, 2015) was an American football player. He played college football for the New Mexico State Aggies football team in 1991 and from 1993 to 1995. As a senior in 1995, he led all NCAA major college players in total offense yards (3,724), passing attempts (453), and interceptions (20).
He fled from Texas back to Canada while on probation for having an improper relationship with a student while he was a teacher, and awaiting sentencing in a similar case. He was eventually extradited back to Texas in 2010 and sentenced to 12 years. He was paroled 18 months later and died on September 5, 2015 in a suicide in Aledo, Texas. He left behind his wife, three children and two step-children,
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Cody Ledbetter". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/cody-ledbetter-1.html. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
- ↑ "Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Total Yards". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/leaders/tot-yds-player-yearly.html. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
- ↑ "Cody Ledbetter". cflapedia. http://www.cflapedia.com/. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
- ↑ Kirstie Chiappelli (September 7, 2015). "Former New Mexico State star Cody Ledbetter found dead in Texas". Sporting News. http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football-news/4654596-former-nmsu-quarterback-cody-ledbetter-found-dead-texas-suicide.
- ↑ "Authorities: Ex-Alvarado coach found dead in Aledo hanged himself". Star-Telegram. September 6, 2015. http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article34236687.html.