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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
  • Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon reportedly leaving Alabama for NFL draft

    Tuscaloosa, Ala. – (al.com) The list of Alabama early exits is growing. All-American receiver Amari Cooper and running back T.J. Yeldon will join Landon Collins in leaving Alabama for the NFL draft,ESPN reported Thursday afternoon. A formal announcement is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday in Tuscaloosa. Cooper is one of the top prospects as a top-10 pick following his record-breaking year. The third-place finisher in Heisman Trophy voting is the No. 1 receiver in the draft, according to ESPN’s Mel Kiper, […]

  • Havoc Down, But Not Out Heading Into Big Weekend

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) The Havoc comes into this weekend’s three game series with Knoxville, having lost 16 of it’s last 17 games. The team sits in last place and seems to have a new roster every weekend. Despite all that, they are just 14 points out of the final playoff spot with multiple games left against every team in the league. “Just need to keep our heads in the right place,” Left Wing Corey Bellamy said Wednesday at practice. […]

  • Monday Night College Hoops in the Rocket City

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) The men and women at Alabama A&M sent Grambling home losers Monday at T.M. Elmore Gymnasium. The UAH Charger men also pick up a win at home, here is a list of the other local scores Monday night. Men’s Scores: Alabama A&M – 67 Grambling St. – 46   UAHuntsville – 73 Delta State – 61   UNA – 68 Mississippi College – 81   Women’s Scores: Alabama A&M – 59 Grambling St. – 56   […]

  • Alabama RB Kenyan Drake Lifts Up Teammates from the Sideline

    New Orleans, – (WHNT) It was one of the most gruesome moments of the season. Alabama running back Kenyan Drake laying on the turf at Ole Miss, leg hanging in mid air. The do-everything star out of Hillgrove high school in Georgia knew right away he was done for the season. The pain of his injury stuck around for a while, but in that time he found a way to contribute. “They were there to pick me up and pat […]

  • Alabama senior quarterback Blake Sims reflects on season

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (WHNT) – Blake Sims walks away from his time as the starting quarterback at Alabama with an 11-2 record. But it is the two losses that weigh the heaviest on the fifth-year senior. WHNT News 19 Sports Director Ryan Cody spoke with Sims following the Tide’s loss to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl.

  • Alabama, Ohio State Arrive in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (al.com)― The first round of holidays is over, now Alabama’s in the homestretch for the second one. The Crimson Tide arrives in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon for the final days leading into the New Year’s Day Sugar Bowl semifinal. Alabama’s charter flight is tentatively scheduled to land at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, about an hour after Ohio State’s arrival. Over the next five days, the two will wrap up preparations for the inaugural College Football Playoff in a familiar […]

  • Johnson and James Clemens Advance to Huntsville Times Classic Final

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) Most people expected Johnson to be playing Monday night at the Huntsville Times Classic, but that’s where the predictability ended. The two-time defending champion Lee Generals were “supposed” to be the other team playing for the crown, but that’s why they play the game. James Clemens, led by first year Jets head coach Danny Petty shocked the capacity crowd by blowing Lee out of the gym. Petty led the Generals to a state championship as a […]

  • 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 […]


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