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In which BracketCat counts down the 19th day until kickoff with a profile of quarterback Kody Cook.


#19 Kody Cook
Redshirt Junior
6-1 | 196
Louisburg, Kan.


Position: Wide Receiver

Previous College: Hutchinson Community College

Projection: Scout Team

Status: Preferred Walk-On

Kody James Cook (b. Nov. 8, 1992) was a midyear JUCO graduate who enrolled in time for 2013 spring practice.

He was 1 of 5 passing for 8 yards in the 2013 spring game for the White team and rushed four times for 25 yards.

After a redshirt season spent as a backup quarterback, Cook has shifted back to his natural position of wideout.

Cook played two seasons at Hutchinson Community College under head coach Rion Rhodes, who led the Blue Dragons to a 19-5 record during Cook's two seasons and wins in the Salt City Bowl each year.

In 2012, Cook caught 41 passes for 386 yards for the Blue Dragons as a wide receiver. For those efforts, Cook was named an honorable mention honoree on the All-Jayhawk Conference and All-Region VI teams.

Then came the Salt City Bowl. Cook was named the Salt City Bowl MVP after moving from receiver to quarterback in the second quarter to replace the injured Luke Barnes, who's now the quarterback at Troy. MVP was well earned.

Cook tied or broke no fewer than six Salt City Bowl records with 276 yards of total offense, 272 passing yards, 20 completions, 30 pass attempts, a .667 pass completion percentage and five passing touchdowns. He had one INT.

Prior to his community college career, Cook prepped at Louisburg High School under head coach Gary Griffin.

He led the Wildcats to a combined 45-7 record during his four years, including a perfect 14-0 season and a state championship as a senior in 2010. He was named an all-league quarterback as a sophomore and senior, while he was an all-state performer at both quarterback and defensive back in 2010, and the state championship MVP.

Cook also lettered three years in baseball, earning first team all-league honors, and four years in basketball.

You can follow Cook on Twitter. Or watch his highlight videos here or his record-setting bowl performance here.