American Football Database
Cody Ledbetter
No. 11     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-07-09)July 9, 1973
Place of birth: Stephenville, Texas
Date of death: September 5, 2015(2015-09-05) (aged 42)
Place of death: Aledo, Texas
Career information
College: New Mexico State
Undrafted in 1996
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Edmonton Eskimos (1996)
Career highlights and awards
*NCAA total offense leader (1995)
Comp. / Att.     94 / 208
Passing yards     1,245
TD-INT     7–10
Rushing yards     277
Rushing TD     1

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.[1] As a senior in 1995, he led all NCAA major college players in total offense yards (3,724),[2] passing attempts (453), and interceptions (20).[1]

Ledbetter later played in the Canadian Football League as a backup quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos in 1996 and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1998 to 2001.[3]

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,[4][5]

See also

  • List of NCAA major college football yearly total offense leaders


Template:New Mexico State Aggies quarterback navbox