Cody Ledbetter
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Personal information
Born:Stephenville, Texas, U.S.
Died:September 5, 2015(2015-09-05) (aged 42)
Aledo, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Stephenville (TX)
College:New Mexico State
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career CFL statistics
Comp. / Att.:94 / 208
Passing yards:1,245
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 and two step-children.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Cody Ledbetter". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Total Yards". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "Cody Ledbetter". cflapedia. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  4. ^ Kirstie Chiappelli (September 7, 2015). "Former New Mexico State star Cody Ledbetter found dead in Texas". Sporting News.
  5. ^ "Authorities: Ex-Alvarado coach found dead in Aledo hanged himself". Star-Telegram. September 6, 2015.