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I am so excited to be a part of the WHNT News 19 Sports team all the way from the Texas panhandle, where I covered, among other sports, high school football. It's the single most important aspect of life to sports fans in west Texas!

However, as much as the folks in the Lone Star State need their high school football, nothing compares to the passion and desire people in our state demand for their Alabama and Auburn coverage. I can say with great confidence the sports team here at WHNT News 19 will be your best source for everything that relates to the Tigers and Crimson Tide.

After graduating from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, I got my "big break" as a news reporter at KFDA in Amarillo. This job allowed for me to eventually move into a sports career and the rest is history!

While football is my passion, I also have a great love for many other sports. In fact, slicing my driver in to the woods, air balling layups, and getting my skis crossed up on the slopes are common activities you can find me doing in my spare time.

While I believe football is more than just a game, it still pales in comparison to the importance of family and friends in my life. My mother, father and sister are without a doubt the backbone of my existence and I owe all my successes to them.

Please do not hesitate to send me an email if there is a cool sports story going on in your town! Because after all, this whole TV news thing isn't about me, it's about you! Email me at ryan.cody@whnt.com.

One of my favorite quotes: "I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got." - Walter Cronkite

Recent Articles
  • Hovoc Losing Streak Reaches Ten

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) One of the roughest stretches in recent team history got worse on Friday night. The Peoria RiverMen handed Huntsville it’s 10th consecutive loss, 3-2 at the Von Braun center. Once again, the Havoc had a chance to win late. Tied at two in the final period, but Peoria scored in the 3rd and Huntsville never recovered. Seven of the team’s last ten losses have come by one goal. The team looks to rebound Saturday at home […]

  • Ryan Cody Reveals 2014 Heisman Ballot

    “The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.” The first sentence of the Heisman trust mission statement is also the number one guideline for voting. It is an honor to be one of the 870 media voters across the nation with a say in who wins the Heisman, but it’s also a major responsibility. Each voter must rank three players in order with the first selection receiving […]

  • Kerryon Johnson Leads Alabama All-Stars to 7th Straight Win Over Mississippi

    Montgomery, Ala – (AHSAA) Alabama wide receiver Justin Johnson of Hoover came down with perhaps the most dramatic catch in the 28-year Alabama-Mississippi Football All-Star Game series Saturday on the last play of the game to score the game-winning touchdown in the 36-30 win. With the game at Cramton Bowl tied at 30 all with 12 seconds remaining and Alabama at the Mississippi 30-yard line, quarterback Tyler Cameron of Foley fired deep into the left corner of the end zone […]

  • Havoc drop OT thriller to Fayetteville FireAntz

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) The Fayetteville FireAntz’s Corey Tamblyn scored 4:34 into overtime to beat the Huntsville Havoc, 2-1 (OT). Fayetteville was led by goalie Sean Bonar, who finished with 41 saves while allowing one goal. Despite the solid performance, Bonar will actually see his goals against average rise, as it stood at 0.93 entering the contest. The FireAntz pulled out the victory even though they were hit with 51 penalty minutes. To continue reading this article on pointstreaksites.com click […]

  • Next Stop, Syracuse! Brindlee Mountain’s Steven Clark Picks Orange

    Guntersville, Ala. – (WHNT) Steven Clark felt really good about his future at South Alabama. The three star defensive tackle said as much during a media event in August. Four months later, Clark found himself at a cross road between two schools in two very different parts of the country. Following the Lions 2-8 season, Clark and his family sent highlight tapes out to several schools including Syracuse University, and a weekend visit sealed the deal. “They contacted coach, they […]

  • New Course Route for the 2014 Rocket City Marathon

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) The Rocket City Marathon has been a Huntsville tradition for over 35 years. 2014 however, brings a brand new course route. “We wanted to figure out how to get people here to Huntsville to visit our town.,” Huntsville Track Club President Eric Fritz said Wednesday. “So why not bring them to see the biggest attraction in Huntsville.” The 2013 Rocket City Marathon winner Josh Whitehead is excited about running a new course as well. “Being able […]

  • Alabama Arrives in Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game

    Atlanta, Georgia, – (WHNT) The Crimson Tide made the three hour drive from Tuscaloosa to Atlanta Friday morning for the 2014 SEC Championship game. Alabama held a short walk through practice inside the Georgia Dome before heading back to it’s team hotel. Missouri’s flight out of Columbia was delayed, forcing the Tigers to cut their practice short. Mizzou arrived almost two hours late, but both teams are now in Atlanta for Saturday’s game. Click on the video player above to […]

  • Nick Saban Reveals What He Values Most in Life

    Atlanta, Georgia, – (WHNT) Saturday’s SEC Championship game features two teams with two very different goals. Alabama is playing for a berth in the College Football Playoff as well as it’s 24th SEC crown. Missouri has not won a conference championship since 1969, and even with a win would not be selected for the playoff. The two coaches however, are very similar. Nick Saban and gary Pinkel played college football together at Kent State, before beginning successful coaching careers at […]

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    Deshler football team dominates season of adversity following head coach’s death

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – On a warmer than usual day in December, Deshler practices through some light rain on their field at Howard Chappell Stadium. Just a minor setback for a team that does not even blink in the face of adversity. Six weeks ago, most high school football teams were preparing to face another opponent, while Deshler was facing one of the toughest challenges of any team in the nation. “I couldn’t believe it,” senior linebacker Ladrelian Cheatam said before practice. […]

  • Ice Bears Silence Havoc’s Thanksgiving Party

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) A solid Thanksgiving hockey crowd saw an overtime thrilling Thursday at the VBC. Knoxville downed Huntsville 3-2 in a shootout. Click on the video player above for first period highlights.

  • The Iron Bowl can Make or Break a Quarterback’s Legacy

    Huntsville, Ala – (WHNT) This year’s Iron Bowl features two quarterbacks with much different paths to the big game. Blake Sims is getting his first Iron Bowl start, but he’s had a chance to sit and watch other sucessful QB’s cement their legacy on the capstone. “If you lose this game, all the other games don’t matter what you have done,” Sims said Monday.  “All the great quarterbacks have beat Auburn, Greg Mcelroy and A.J. McCarron. I just want to […]

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    The Countdown is on for Iron Bowl 2014

    Neither Auburn nor Alabama will soon forget how last year’s Iron Bowl ended, Chris Davis’ famous – or infamous, depending on your point of view – “Kick 6″ return of a missed field goal for the game-winning touchdown in the final second to propel the Tigers to the SEC championship game and spawn the catchphrase: “Got a second?” The stakes are similar this season for Alabama, which will clinch a trip to Atlanta for the SEC championship game with a […]


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